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Paint It Black

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Paint It Black

A Novel
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Josie Tyrell, art model, teen runaway, and denizen of LA’s 1980 punk rock scene, finds a chance at real love with art student Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Michael...More
Josie Tyrell, art model, teen runaway, and denizen of LA’s 1980 punk rock scene, finds a chance at real love with art student Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Michael...More
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  • Josie Tyrell, art model, teen runaway, and denizen of LA’s 1980 punk rock scene, finds a chance at real love with art student Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Michael introduces her to his spiritual quest and a world of sophistication she had never dreamed existed. But when she receives a call from the Los Angeles County Coroner, asking her to identify her lover’s dead body, her bright dreams all turn to black.

 
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  • AudioFile Magazine Jennifer Jason Leigh introduces us to art model Josie Tyrell in a tired, flat voice that well represents the ennui of 1980s Los Angeles and its punk-rock culture. Leigh's voice picks up biting anger when Josie learns of the suicide of her lover, Michael, and her reading tone is filled with resentment when Michael's mother blames Josie for his death. Leigh's harsh tones and Fitch's rough imagery show how Josie's working-class roots stabilize her, even as she curses them. Josie's tenderness and longing also emerge in the narration as she remembers the one man who thought she was extraordinary. The story does not suffer from being abridged, nor does the intensity. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine
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