The Suicide of Claire Bishop

A Novel
Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
Original Publish Date: Aug 24, 2015
Product Number: EB00654299
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781938604843
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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Greenwich Village, 1959. Claire Bishop sits for a portrait-a gift from her husband-only to discover that what the artist has actually depicted is Claire's suicide. Haunted by the painting, Claire is forced to redefine herself within a failing marriage and a family history of madness. Shifting ahead to 2004, we meet West, a young man with schizophrenia obsessed with a painting he encounters in a gallery: a mysterious image of a woman's suicide. Convinced it was painted by his ex-girlfriend, West constructs an elaborate delusion involving time-travel, Hasidism, art-theft, and the terrifying power of representation. When the two characters finally meet, in the present, delusions are shattered and lives are forever changed. The Suicide of Claire Bishop is a dazzling debut, evocative of Michael Cunningham's The Hours (and Virginia Woolf's classic Mrs. Dalloway), as well as Donna Tartt's bestseller The Goldfinch. With high stakes that reach across American history, Carmiel Banasky effortlessly juggles balls of madness, art theft, and Time itself, holding the reader in a thrall of language and personal consequences. Daring, sexy, emotional, The Suicide of Claire Bishop heralds Banasky as an important new talent.

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Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
Narrator(s): Carol Monda, Will Damron
Product Number Z100091902
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504623100

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