Life Drawing 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… Life Drawing 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… 2014-07-15 Fiction Random House
Book Review

Life Drawing (2014)

LIFE DRAWING Robin Black
LIFE DRAWING Robin Black
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jul 15, 2014; Writer: Robin Black; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Random House

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-

Originally posted Jul 30, 2014 Published in issue #1323 Aug 01, 2014 Order article reprints
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