The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library announces the 2015 featured work:
The Painter by Peter Heller (Vintage Books, 2015)
About "The Painter"
Jim Stegner, a famous expressionist painter from Taos, struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. Jim suffered a tragedy that he's still grieving. He now lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly-fishing, until one day he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his life wide open. Pursued by men dead set on retribution, Jim returns to New Mexico and the high-profile life he left behind, where he'll reckon with past deeds and the dark shadows in his own heart.
About Peter Heller
Peter Heller's first novel "The Dog Stars," published in 2012, was an international bestseller. "The Painter" was published in May 2014. Heller is an award-winning adventure writer and a longtime contributor to NPR, "Outside" magazine, "Men's Journal," and "National Geographic Adventure." He has published four works of literary nonfiction, including "Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave," which was awarded the 2010 National Outdoor Book Award for Literature.
Peter Heller will visit Seattle May 14-17, 2015. See the schedule of events with the author.