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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (264 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Watson Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Wisconsin during the 1950s, orchard keeper Henry is enraged when his wife, Sonja, poses nude for world-class painter Ned. As both men fight to possess Sonja, their jealousy threatens to explode in violence.

Acclaimed writer Larry Watson, author of the best-selling Montana 1948 and winner of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, is at the peak of his storytelling powers with this searing portrait of obsession and betrayal. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/18/2014

    " Somewhat interesting, but it felt so ultra-manly, if that makes sense. I wonder what the author is like. There was an awful lot of unnecessary sex--and I'm usually fine with that, but it seemed just to prove a point or something. Also, I thought the artist character was so obnoxious with his "I'm doing everything for art" thing--does he represent the author? The book acknowledges that he's not a lovely guy, but it doesn't particularly denounce the "everything for art" line. And would his wife really do anything for him because he makes art? Really? I wouldn't be super surprised if the author is similar to the artist and is hoping to make the same case for himself! Is that unfair? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laredo | 2/14/2014

    " Interesting story. Well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/8/2014

    " A good serviceable book, quick read, about art, an artist, his model, her husband, and sadness wrapped up in some raw drama. Watson knows his art, both as a writer and in his portrayal of the self-absorbed painter's relationship to the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mom | 1/27/2014

    " At least 4 tragic characters caught in their own selfishness too consuming to see the needs of each other - with tragic outcome... Not a very easy book too complete as you want to scream at each of the characters... what are you doing?? "

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