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Night Street by Kristel Thornell
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Jan 02, 13

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Read from May 29 to June 22, 2012

Night Street is a dreamy book, filled with passion for art. The life of Clarice Beckett is imagined, although she was a real artist living at the beginning of the twentieth century who painted some wonderfully modern pieces in Australia. She was virtually unknown during her life due to her gender and the different nature of her work, but when her pieces were rediscovered she became part of Australia's artistic history. Kristel Thornell has depicted her life as introverted, secluded and consumed by her painting. Indeed, the author evoked the artist in the book - the writing was dreamlike, tonal, illuminating, and lyrical. It is hard to believe that this is her first novel.

* I received this book for free from Goodreads First Reads.
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