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Popular fiction Mr. Gwyn

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After celebrated author Jasper Gwyn suddenly and publicly announces that he will never write another book, he embarks on a strange new career path as a "copyist," holding thirty-day sittings in a meticulously appointed room and producing, at the end, brief but profoundly rich portraits in prose. The surprising, beautiful, and even frightening results are received with rapture by their subjects--among them Gwyn's devoted assistant, Rebecca; a beautiful fabric importer; a landscape painter; Gwyn's own literary agent; two wealthy newlyweds; a tailor to the Queen; and a very dangerous nineteen-year-old. Then Gwyn disappears, leaving behind only a short note to his assistant--and the portraits.

As Rebecca studies his words, she realizes that the mystery is larger than the simple fact of Gwyn's whereabouts, and she begins to unravel a lifetime's worth of clues left by a man who saw so much but said so little, a man whose solitude masked a heart as hungry as hers.

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Series Popular fiction Title Mr. Gwyn
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date March 2015 Authors Alessandro Baricco
Binding Hardback Pages 258
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 426
ESB Code 55444 ISBN 9781938073960
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £14.99

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