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The great man : a novel
Kate Christensen
Adult Fiction CHRISTE

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Summary: "Oscar Feldman, the "Great Man," was a New York City painter of the heroic generation of the forties and fifties. But instead of the abstract canvases of the Pollocks and Rothkos, he stubbornly hewed to painting one subject - the female nude. When he died in 2001, he left behind a wife, Abigail, an autistic son, and a sister, Maxine, herself a notable abstract painter - all duly noted in the New York Times obituary." "What few know is that Oscar Feldman led an entirely separate life in Brooklyn with his longtime mistress, Teddy St. Cloud, and their twin daughters. As the incorrigibly bohemian Teddy puts it, "He couldn't live without a woman around. It was like water to a plant for him." Now two rival biographers, book contracts in hand, are circling around Feldman's life story, and each of these three women - Abigail, Maxine, and Teddy-will have a chance to tell the truth as they experienced it."--BOOK JACKET.

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main characters Abigail Feldman
Late husband was the famous painter, Oscar Feldman, known for his nude portraits; has an austistic son.

Teddy St. cloud
Oscar's mistress; had twin daughters with hin.

Maxine Feldman
Oscar's sister; abstract artist.

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