This Good Book

This Good Book

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Synopsis

'Sometimes I wonder if I had known that it was going to take me fourteen years to paint this painting of the Crucifixion, and what it would take for me to paint it, would I have been as happy as I was then?' Susan Alison MacLeod, a Glasgow School of Art graduate with a dark sense of humour, first lays eyes on Douglas MacDougall at a party in 1988, and resolves to put him on the cross in the Crucifixion painting she's been sketching out, but her desire for authenticity in her portrayal of suffering means that the painting doesn't see the light of day for fourteen years. Over the same years, Douglas' ever-more elaborately designed urine-filled plastic bags bring him exponentially increasing fame, prizes and commissions, while his modelling for Susan Alison, who continues to work pain and suffering on to the canvas, takes place mostly in the shadows. This Good Book is a wickedly funny, brilliantly observed novel that spins the moral compass and plays with notions of creating art.

Book information

ISBN: 9781913724191
Publisher: Renard Press
Imprint: Renard Press
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 288
Weight: -1g
Height: 198mm
Width: 128mm