The Painter Summary
Peter Heller

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The Painter Summary

The Painter is Peter Heller's second novel, published in 2014. The novel follows the internal life of fictional successful Southwestern painter Jim Stegner over a few months as he attempts to deal with his grief over his teenaged daughter's death and his failed marriages. On his way to his favorite fishing spot, Jim encounters two men abusing a horse, and assaults one of them, Dellwood Siminoe. Jim learns later that Dell is...

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