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The portrait

Author: Willem Jan Otten; David Colmer
Publisher: Melbourne, Australia : Scribe, 2014. ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a short and extremely powerful new novel from one of Holland's greatest living writers. Reminiscent of Oscar Wilde's THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY — a novel narrated by a canvas, an extraordinary eye-witness and participant in an extraordinary story. A young painter, loved for his fine and true-to-life portraits, receives a commission that is unlike any he's had before: make a portrait of a dead boy.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Otten, Willem Jan.
Portrait.
Melbourne, Australia : Scribe, 2014, c2009
184 pages
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Willem Jan Otten; David Colmer
ISBN: 9781925113266 1925113264 9781921863813 1921863811
OCLC Number: 891381948
Awards: Winner of Libris Literatuur Prijs 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (190 pages)
Contents: About the Author; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Note on Pronunciation; ONE; TWO; THREE; FOUR; FIVE.
Other Titles: Specht en zoon.
Responsibility: Willem Jan Otten ; translated by David Colmer.

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A young painter, loved for his fine and true-to-life portraits, receives a commission that is unlike any he's had before: make a portrait of a dead boy. 'You will save a life with it,' says the boy's  Read more...

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