Tom Rachman's The Italian Teacher has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2018.
Rome, 1955. The artists are gathering together for a photograph. In one of Rome's historic villas, a party glitters with socialites and patrons. Bear Bavinsky, creator of vast, masculine, meaty canvases, is their god. He is at the centre of the picture. His wife, Natalie, edges out of the shot.
From the side of the room watches their son - Little Pinch. At 5-years-old, he loves Bear almost as much as he fears him. Bear abandons their family and Pinch will still worship him, while Natalie faces her own wars with the art world. Pinch tries to live up to his father's name but never quite succeeds. Yet by the end of a career of twists and compromises, he enacts an unexpected rebellion that will leave forever his mark upon the Bear Bavinsky legacy.
Product code: BMKWB
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Dimensions: 16.4cm x 24.1cm
Publish date: 22/03/2018
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