Paint It Black

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Little, Brown Book Group, Mar 7, 2013 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Now a major film directed by Amber Tamblyn starring Alia Shawkat and Janet McTeer

'Janet Fitch writes the way women think in a way that is so different and poetic and brutal' Amber Tamblyn, Fast Company

'Real . . . filled with sensual detail' Oprah Winfrey

'Amy Poehler had given me the book . . . and said, "You should just read this, it's amazing" And I did, and I was so blown away' Amber Tamblyn, WWD

A young woman's search for truth in the aftermath of loss.

Josie Tyrell, artists' model, teen runaway, at home in LA's punk rock scene, finds a chance at real love with art student Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Micheal takes her into his sophisticated world. But then comes a call from the Los Angeles County Corner asking her to identify her lover's dead body.

Passionate, wounded, fiercely alive, Josie walks the brink of her own destruction as she fights to discover what is left of the brilliant future she and Michael had dreamed.

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User Review  - porchsitter55 - LibraryThing

This dark tale of grief, love and loss was so engrossing from start to finish, I stayed up all night to finish it. The main character is Josie, a lost soul in a harsh world who learns in the opening ... Read full review

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User Review  - joyfiction - LibraryThing

A decent delve into a broken girl following the death of her boyfriend. At times the book itself seems pretty contrite but all and all it was decent enough. I read the entire thing in one night and would most likely read it again. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Janet Fitch's first novel, WHITE OLEANDER, was a No. 1 bestseller, a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and was made into a feature film starring Michele Pfeiffer. She lives in Los Angeles.

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