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Still Life

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Still Life

A captivating, bighearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood and the ghost of E. M. Forster, by the celebrated author of TIN MAN.

Tuscany, 1944: As Allied troops advance and bombs sink villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There, he has a chance encounter with Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian intent on salvaging paintings from the ruins. In each other, Ulysses and Evelyn find a kindred spirit amidst the rubble of war-torn Italy, and paint a course of events that will shape Ulysses’ life for the next four decades.
Returning home to London, Ulysses reimmerses himself in his crew at The Stoat and Parot --- a motley mix of pub crawlers and eccentrics --- all the while carrying with him his Italian evocations. So, when an unexpected inheritance brings him back to where it all began, Ulysses knows better than to tempt fate: he must return to the Tuscan hills.
With beautiful prose, extraordinary tenderness, and bursts of humor and light,
STILL LIFE is a sweeping portrait of unforgettable individuals who come together to make a family, and a deeply drawn celebration of beauty and love in all its forms.

Still Life
by Sarah Winman

  • Publication Date: September 13, 2022
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • ISBN-10: 0593330765
  • ISBN-13: ‎9780593330760