Paint it Black

Paint it Black

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Josie Tyrell, art model, runaway, and denizen of LA's rock scene finds a chance at real love with Michael Faraday, a Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist. But when she receives a call from the coroner, asking her to identify her lover's body, her bright dreams all turn to black.
As Josie struggles to understand Michael's death and to hold onto the world they shared, she is both attracted to and repelled by his pianist mother, Meredith, who blames Josie for her son's torment. Soon the two women are drawn into a twisted relationship that reflects equal parts distrust and blind need.
With the luxurious prose and fever pitch intensity that are her hallmarks, Janet Fitch weaves a spellbinding tale of love, betrayal, and the possibility of transcendence.

Title:Paint it Black
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316182744
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    Paint it Black Reviews

  • Janet

    thought it was about time to add Paint it Black to my books... I have read it, a few times!Still like it. The aftermath of a suicide in 1980 punk rock LA, picks up all my favorite obsessions: the arti...

  • Amy

    I guess that, in light of so many boo's and hissses, I must somehow make an apology for my 5 stars. I don't care about the story. Janet Fitch could write the evening news and I would read it. Maybe th...

  • Joe Valdez

    This novel burns itself to the ground faster than a clubhouse stocked with oily rags, lighter fluid and homemade firecrackers in a bone dry field. Published in 2006, Paint it Black is Janet Fitch's fo...

  • Asghar Abbas

    So okay, this is what you do. Here's what. Pick up this book, open it in the middle, splitting it wide. Then put your face right in there. Inhale. And Breathe in LA, as everyone in this book comes ali...

  • John

    Many students of great literature will never touch Paint It Black, largely due to the lazy assumption that the work of any author singled out by Oprah’s Book Club best belongs in the hands of mawki...

  • Antigone

    Few writers manage to capture contemporary Los Angeles. It is not an easy thing to do. Ask any East Coast transplant and he will roll his head (not just his eyes, but his entire head) as he launches i...

  • Antoinette

    At times the writing was lyrical. Fitch showed every aspect I admire in an author, but then it just all went to hell. Josie is worse than an ordinary narrator, she is the very definition of counter-cu...

  • K

    I give up. I can't finish this book. I struggled for 175 pages, but I just can't do it any more. I expected much more from the author of "White Oleander," especially with reviewers calling it a "page-...

  • Patricia Williams

    This is a very different book. It is about depression and suicide and how it affects friends and family of a young man who shot himself. I read the whole book but had a very hard time with it. The aut...

  • Kim

    This book is incredibly powerful...but also incredibly painful to read. It follows the story of Josie Tyrell, a young woman growing up in the late 70s/early 80s and a punk model who falls in love with...