A novel by Jeffrey Ford, and eligible for the 2003-4 OUSFG Award.
"In New York, 1893, society portrait painter Piero Piambo is feeling jaded, endlessly subordinating his art to capture the likenesses of the nouveaux riches. Then comes a commission he cannot refuse. He is offered a fortune to depict the mysterious Mrs Charbuque, but is not allowed to see her.
AW really liked it. -- NH
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