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The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal

Reblogged from ecorcoran02:
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra - Pedro Mairal

This is a great story - a mute man spends most of his life creating this strange work of art. He paints miles and miles of canvasses and is totally uninterested in typical fame and fortune. What drove him to do this? What will happen to the work once he's died? His two sons seem to have lived their own lives in their father's shadow and are certainly dwarfed by his artistic achievement. So how will they deal with his legacy? During their search for the missing roll of canvas, they find there are some aspects of their family's history that may have been left better untouched. 

 

Mairal's book is basically an art thriller mystery and a lot of fun to read -- kept me fascinated throughout. I'd like to read more of his books when they're available in English.

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra - Pedro Mairal
Reblogged from Bookfiend:
"I read this book in one-go - it's such a cool story about one man's obsessive artistic vision. He paints every year, day after day, until he's covered miles of canvas in images about his life, his family and his neighbors. Since he can't speak it's his primary form of expression. Somehow, he never cares whether anyone sees this bizarre creation and when he dies his sons have to figure out what on earth to do with it. I won't give away the story, but it's really worth reading."

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal

Reblogged from ecorcoran02:
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra - Pedro Mairal

This is a great story - a mute man spends most of his life creating this strange work of art. He paints miles and miles of canvasses and is totally uninterested in typical fame and fortune. What drove him to do this? What will happen to the work once he's died? His two sons seem to have lived their own lives in their father's shadow and are certainly dwarfed by his artistic achievement. So how will they deal with his legacy? During their search for the missing roll of canvas, they find there are some aspects of their family's history that may have been left better untouched. 

 

Mairal's book is basically an art thriller mystery and a lot of fun to read -- kept me fascinated throughout. I'd like to read more of his books when they're available in English.

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal

Reblogged from ecorcoran02:
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra - Pedro Mairal

This is a great story - a mute man spends most of his life creating this strange work of art. He paints miles and miles of canvasses and is totally uninterested in typical fame and fortune. What drove him to do this? What will happen to the work once he's died? His two sons seem to have lived their own lives in their father's shadow and are certainly dwarfed by his artistic achievement. So how will they deal with his legacy? During their search for the missing roll of canvas, they find there are some aspects of their family's history that may have been left better untouched. 

 

Mairal's book is basically an art thriller mystery and a lot of fun to read -- kept me fascinated throughout. I'd like to read more of his books when they're available in English.

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal

Reblogged from ecorcoran02:
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra - Pedro Mairal

This is a great story - a mute man spends most of his life creating this strange work of art. He paints miles and miles of canvasses and is totally uninterested in typical fame and fortune. What drove him to do this? What will happen to the work once he's died? His two sons seem to have lived their own lives in their father's shadow and are certainly dwarfed by his artistic achievement. So how will they deal with his legacy? During their search for the missing roll of canvas, they find there are some aspects of their family's history that may have been left better untouched. 

 

Mairal's book is basically an art thriller mystery and a lot of fun to read -- kept me fascinated throughout. I'd like to read more of his books when they're available in English.

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal

Reblogged from ecorcoran02:
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra - Pedro Mairal

This is a great story - a mute man spends most of his life creating this strange work of art. He paints miles and miles of canvasses and is totally uninterested in typical fame and fortune. What drove him to do this? What will happen to the work once he's died? His two sons seem to have lived their own lives in their father's shadow and are certainly dwarfed by his artistic achievement. So how will they deal with his legacy? During their search for the missing roll of canvas, they find there are some aspects of their family's history that may have been left better untouched. 

 

Mairal's book is basically an art thriller mystery and a lot of fun to read -- kept me fascinated throughout. I'd like to read more of his books when they're available in English.

Story of My People - Edoardo Nesi, Antony Shugaar
"I had really been looking forward to reading this, but found it was basically a padded out magazine article. Some interesting insights into the effects of globalization on the European economy, but it meanders and there are too many tangents. "
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra - Pedro Mairal
Reblogged from Bookfiend:
"I read this book in one-go - it's such a cool story about one man's obsessive artistic vision. He paints every year, day after day, until he's covered miles of canvas in images about his life, his family and his neighbors. Since he can't speak it's his primary form of expression. Somehow, he never cares whether anyone sees this bizarre creation and when he dies his sons have to figure out what on earth to do with it. I won't give away the story, but it's really worth reading."
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra - Pedro Mairal
"I read this book in one-go - it's such a cool story about one man's obsessive artistic vision. He paints every year, day after day, until he's covered miles of canvas in images about his life, his family and his neighbors. Since he can't speak it's his primary form of expression. Somehow, he never cares whether anyone sees this bizarre creation and when he dies his sons have to figure out what on earth to do with it. I won't give away the story, but it's really worth reading."