Publication: Alfred A Knopf, 2006, New York
First edition. Signed. Fine in dust jacket. Michael- a.k.a. "Butcher"-Boone is an ex-"really famous" painter: opinionated, furious, brilliant, and now reduced to living in the remote country house of his biggest collector and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh, physically and emotionally damaged. Alone together they've forged a delicate and shifting equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives. Beautiful, smart, and ambitious, she's also the daughter-in-law of the late great painter Jacques Liebovitz, one of Butcher's earliest influences. She's sweet to Hugh and falls in love with Butcher setting in motion a chain of events that could be the making or the ruin of them all.
Inventory Number: 23889