The Ecliptic

The Ecliptic

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On a forested island off the coast of Istanbul stands Portmantle, a gated refuge for beleaguered artists. There, a curious assembly of painters, architects, writers and musicians strive to restore their faded talents. Elspeth 'Knell' Conroy is a celebrated painter who has lost faith in her ability and fled the dizzying art scene of 1960s London. On the island, she spends her nights locked in her blacked-out studio, testing a strange new pigment for her elusive masterpiece. But when a disaffected teenager named Fullerton arrives at the refuge, he disrupts its established routines. He is plagued by a recurring nightmare that steers him into danger, and Knell is left to pick apart the chilling mystery. Where did the boy come from, what is 'The Ecliptic', and how does it relate to their abandoned lives in England?
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Press,, 2016
Description: 470 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781594206863
Branch Call Number: Wood


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Aug 18, 2016

One of those books where the narratives changes up on you...similar to The Crying Game and Gone Girl in that way...kind of examines the question of what makes a story/novel.

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