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The Painter - A novel

Peter Heller

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Description:

Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past. Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage disintegrated. He grieved the one thing he loved. In the wake of tragedy, Jim, a well-known expressionist painter, abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. He works with a lovely model. His paintings fetch excellent prices. But one afternoon, on a dirt road, Jim comes across a man beating a small horse, and a brutal encounter rips his quiet life wide open. Fleeing Colorado, chased by men set on retribution, Jim returns to New Mexico, tormented by his own relentless conscience. A stunning, savage novel of art and violence, love and grief, The Painter is the story of a man who longs to transcend the shadows in his heart, a man intent on using the losses he has suffered to create a meaningful life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Deakins

Length:

11h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:55

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:08


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:27


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:21


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:45


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:42


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:54


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:52


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:21


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:30


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:25


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:04


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:31


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:30


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:20


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:47


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:50


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

09:00


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:54


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

00:30