The Great Man

The Great Man

A Novel

Book - 2007
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"Oscar Feldman, the "Great Man," was a New York City painter of the heroic generation of the forties and fifties. But instead of the abstract canvases of the Pollocks and Rothkos, he stubbornly hewed to painting one subject - the female nude. When he died in 2001, he left behind a wife, Abigail, an autistic son, and a sister, Maxine, herself a notable abstract painter - all duly noted in the New York Times obituary." "What few know is that Oscar Feldman led an entirely separate life in Brooklyn with his longtime mistress, Teddy St. Cloud, and their twin daughters. As the incorrigibly bohemian Teddy puts it, "He couldn't live without a woman around. It was like water to a plant for him." Now two rival biographers, book contracts in hand, are circling around Feldman's life story, and each of these three women - Abigail, Maxine, and Teddy-will have a chance to tell the truth as they experienced it."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385518451
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 22 cm


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Jan 21, 2014

I tried. I really did. I only made it two and a half chapters and had to return it. I found it totally boring.

Jun 27, 2013

Loved this book! Excellent story, well-developed, interesting characters and intelligent dialogue. This is the first book I've read by this author, but I'd love to read more. Definitely recommend!

Feb 08, 2008 top 25 books of 2007.


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