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The ecliptic

Wood, Benjamin, 1981-2016
Books, Manuscripts
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. One, 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.
Main title:
The ecliptic / Benjamin Wood.
London : Scribner, 2016.
466 pages ; 20 cm
9781471126727 (pbk)9781471126734 (ebook)
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