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    Description"A pitch-perfect depiction of the reality of the artistic life." --"The Observer" "Excuse me?" She glanced back over her shoulder. He was looking at her with an expression of utter desolation, such as one rarely saw, an expression that literally stopped her in her tracks. When painter Roderic Kennedy meets Julia Fitzpatrick, twenty years younger and also an artist, it seems as though a long spell of turbulance and misfortune in his life--including alcoholism and a broken marriage--has finally come to an end. But when Julia has a chance meeting with a desperately unhappy stranger, this brief yet powerful encounter sets in motion a chain of events that has dramatic consequences for all three. Set in Ireland, "Authenticity" is a mesmerizing exploration of living the creative life as well as the cost of neglecting it. With a seamless tapestry of voices in various forms--self-reflection, memory, conversations--Madden offers a remarkable and moving novel that reaches from the bottom of the soul to the moment of inspiration.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diedre Madden, By (author) Deirdre Madden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9781555974213
    ISBN 10: 155597421X

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Approval Code: P25200000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PR6063.A288 A97 2005
    Graywolf Press
    Imprint name
    Graywolf Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Saint Paul, MN
    Author Information
    Deidre Madden is from Northern Ireland. Her novels include "The Birds of Innocent Wood," "Remembering Light and Stone," "Nothing Is Black," and "One by One in the Darkness."
    Review quote
    "This is an ideas-driven richly textured novel about what it means to be an artist in contemporary society . . . "Authenticity" is a powerfully moral book, concerned with the choices one makes in life." --"The Sunday Telegraph"