Paint It Black: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Sep 1, 2006 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Josie Tyrell, art model, teen runaway, and denizen of LA's 1980 punk rock scene, finds a chance at real love with art student Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Michael introduces her to his spiritual quest and a world of sophistication she had never dreamed existed. But when she receives a call from the Los Angeles County Coroner, asking her to identify her lover?s dead body, her bright dreams all turn to black.


As Josie searches for the key to understanding his death, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to Michael's pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son's torment. Soon, the two women find themselves drawn into a twisted relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need.
Passionate, wounded, fiercely alive, Josie Tyrell walks the brink of her own destruction as she fights to discover the meaning of Michael's death. With the luxurious prose and emotional intensity that are her hallmarks, Janet Fitch has written a spellbinding new novel about love, betrayal, and the possibility of transcendence.
 

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Amazing and addicting

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From front to back, this was a masterpiece. I could not put it down. It is gripping and gutwrenching, had me in tears at times too. The way she portrayed the emotions was just unbelievable. A friend ... Read full review

Paint it black: a novel

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Beauty and its pretenders prowl around the edges of Fitch's long-awaited second novel. Just as she did so masterfully inWhite Oleander , Fitch portrays the world of a young woman who is searching for ... Read full review

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Contents

Copyright
Echo
Pool
Funeral
These Days
Otis
Club
Christmas
Tour
Stripped
Merediths Room
Goodwill
Topanga Shoot
Sweden
Sunset Plaza
Nick

Meredith
After
Cemetery
Jeremy
Helms
Dining
Stalked
Lotus Room
Los Feliz
Phone
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Janet Fitch's first novel, White Oleander, a #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection, has been translated into 24 languages and was made into a feature film. A native of Los Angeles, Fitch currently teaches fiction writing in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.

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