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The Artist's Portrait

The Artist's Portrait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Keys, Julie

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A story about art, murder, and making your place in history.

ISBN 9780733640940
Barcode 9780733640940
Published 26 March 2019 by Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780733640940
ISBN-10 073364094X
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Australia
Publication Date 26 March 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Keys, Julie
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 380g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 968257

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Description of this Book

A story about art, murder, and marking your place in history. Whatever it was that drew me to Muriel, it wasn't her charm. In 1992, morning sickness drives Jane to pre-dawn walks of her neighbourhood where she meets an unfriendly woman who sprays her with a hose as she passes by. When they do talk: Muriel Kemp eyes my pregnant belly and tells me if I really want to succeed, I'd get rid of the baby. Driven to find out more about her curmudgeonly neighbour, Jane Cooper begins to investigate the life of Muriel, who claims to be a famous artist from Sydney's bohemian 1920s. Contemporary critics argue that legend, rather than ability, has secured her position in history. They also claim that the real Muriel Kemp died in 1936. Murderer, narcissist, sexual deviant or artistic genius and a woman before her time: Who really is Muriel Kemp?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'this novel is intriguing, evocative and had me catching my breath' - Joanna Nell, author of The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village

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Author's Bio

Julie Keys lives in the Illawarra region on the NSW south coast. Her short stories have been published across a range of Australian journals. Julie has worked as a tutor, a registered nurse, a youth worker and as a clinical trials coordinator. She is now studying a PhD in creative arts at the University of Wollongong and writing full-time. Her debut novel, The Artist's Portrait, was shortlisted for The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in 2017.

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