Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Paint It Black: A Novel by Janet Fitch

Paint it Black is set in Los Angeles during the punk rock scene of the 80s, this tale features Josie Tyrell, a runaway who lives by working as a model and infrequent actress in student films. She begins dating and living with Michael, an artist who is the son of renowned concert pianist Meredith Loewy and writer Calvin Faraday. When Michael commits suicide, Josie and Meredith are drawn together in spite of their clear abhorrence of each other and their different views, each attempting to hold onto their version of Michael and to understand why he took his own life. I find Janet Fitch’s as very dark and dramatic and complicated from an emotional perspective.

4 Stars

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