Now in B Format.
From the bestselling author of WHITE OLEANDER, comes a powerful story of first love, passion, and a young woman's search for truth in the aftermath of loss.
Josie Tyrell, art model, teen runaway, and denizen of LA's 1980 punk rock scene, finds a chance at real love with art student Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Michael introduces her to a world of sophistication, and to his spiritual quest for the beauty that shines through everyday experience. But when she receives a call from the Los Angeles County Coroner asking her to identify her lover's dead body, her bright dreams fade to black.
'What happens to a dream when the dreamer is gone?'. Josie finds herself drawn into a twisted relationship with Michael's pianist mother, Meredith, that reflects equal parts distrust and blind need. Passionate, wounded, fiercely alive, Josie Tyrell walks the brink of her own destruction as she fights to discover what is left of the brilliant vision of the future she and Michael once nurtured together. Janet Fitch writes a spellbinding story with the luxurious prose and fever pitch intensity that are her hallmarks.
Real, layered and complex. . . Filled with sensual detail - Oprah Winfrey
Fitch has a gift for lush prose and rich, evocative descriptions, particularly of Los Angeles . . . In Paint it Black she has created a dark, crooked beauty that fulfils all the promise of White Oleander and confirms that she is an artist of the very hig - Nina Revoyr, LA Times Book Review