The Great Man

The Great Man

A Novel

Book - 2008
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National Bestseller and Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Oscar Feldman, the renowned figurative painter, has passed away. As his obituary notes, Oscar is survived by his wife, Abigail, their son, Ethan, and his sister, the well-known abstract painter Maxine Feldman. What the obituary does not note, however, is that Oscar is also survived by his longtime mistress, Teddy St. Cloud, and their daughters.

As two biographers interview the women in an attempt to set the record straight, the open secret of his affair reaches a boiling point and a devastating skeleton threatens to come to light. From the acclaimed author of The Epicure's Lament , a scintillating novel of secrets, love, and legacy in the New York art world.

"Mischievous...funny, astute...As unexpectedly generous as it is entertaining.... Christensen is a witty observer of the art universe." -- The New York Times

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2008, c2007
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed. --
ISBN: 9780307277343
Branch Call Number: FIC Chris 3564
Characteristics: 305 p


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Jan 21, 2014

I tried. I really did. I only made it two and a half chapters and had to return it. I found it totally boring.

Jun 27, 2013

Loved this book! Excellent story, well-developed, interesting characters and intelligent dialogue. This is the first book I've read by this author, but I'd love to read more. Definitely recommend!

Feb 08, 2008 top 25 books of 2007.

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