Paint your wife / Lloyd Jones.
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- ISBN: 9781925095371 (paperback)
- ISBN: 1925095371 (paperback)
- Physical Description: 306 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Text Publishing Company, 2014.
- Copyright: ©2004
Originally published: Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd., 2004.
Long ago, when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting the women of the town. They sat for him in lieu of payment for his work catching rats.Alice, his favourite, returned his attentions, and when her husband, George, came home from the war, he set out to prove his love and reclaim his wife by moving a hill--wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow--for her.Now, decades later, Alma's 'in lieu of' payment is revived, and the townspeople, looking to escape various corners of despair, turn to drawing classes. For when you draw, the only thing that matters is what lies before you.Paint Your Wife is a colourful, sensual novel, brimming with rich stories and even richer characters.
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Lloyd Jones was born in New Zealand in 1955. His best-known works include MISTER PIP, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, THE BOOK OF FAME, winner of numerous literary awards, HAND ME DOWN WORLD, and his acclaimed memoir A HISTORY OF SILENCE. Jones lives in Wellington.