Author(s): Dominic Smith
A New York Times BestsellerAn Indie Next PickA New York Times Book Review Editor's ChoiceA rare seventeenth-century painting -- the only known surviving work of a woman who defied the expectations of her time -- links three lives, on three continents, over three centuries in this exhilarating new novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Beautiful Miscellaneous.
Winner of ABIA Awards - Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2017 (Australia). Short-listed for Indie Book Awards - Best Fiction 2017 (Australia).
'Highly evocative of time and place, this stunning novel explores a triumvirate of fate, choice and consequence, and is worthy of comparison to Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch ... A masterly, multilayered story that will dazzle readers.' --Library Journal
Dominic Smith is the author of three previously published novels from Atria. His awards include a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize, and a new works grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. His debut novel, The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre, was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Book, and received the Turner Prize for First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters. His second novel, The Beautiful Miscellaneous, was a Booklist Editors' Choice and optioned for film by Southpaw Entertainment. His most recent novel, Bright and Distant Shores, was named by Kirkus as one of the 'Best Books of 2011' and chosen by the ALA for its annual reading list. In Australia, he was shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier's Prize for Fiction. His fiction has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly.