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Life Drawing

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LIFE DRAWING Robin Black

Life Drawing

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Robin Black
publisher:
Random House
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

It is surely many an urbanite’s fantasy: Augusta (”Gus”), a painter, and Owen, a writer, have inherited enough money to move to the country, where they plan to live quietly, devoted to their art. Gus, who narrates the novel, is unflinching in her descriptions of the drama that erupts when a single woman takes up residence next door and becomes entangled in their lives, exposing the damage an earlier infidelity inflicted on their marriage. Black — a prizewinning short-story writer — writes assuredly and gracefully, and her examination of a complicated relationship is as riveting as it is occasionally heartbreaking. A-