So Much Blue

So Much Blue

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"Kevin Pace's latest painting, like so much of his past, remains a secret. Ten years ago, he had an affair with a young watercolorist in Paris. And in the late 1970s, he traveled to El Salvador to search for his best friend's brother, a minor drug dealer gone missing in a country on the verge of war. When the past begins to resurface, Kevin struggles to justify the sacrifices he's made for his art and the secrets he's kept from his wife and family" -- Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781555977825
1555977820
Branch Call Number: Fiction Everett
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 21 cm

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xiaojunbpl12
Sep 10, 2017

Secret in 1979, bundled with thrill and suspense (of mere 3-night), lays groundwork (aka excuse) for (2-week) Secret in Paris.
But it's the Secret in House (figurative home and mental shrine), the essence of all happening and outcome that might be true, capricious or illusory.

I appreciate the colors visualized in layers on "canvas" as much as the words elegantly gliding on page. Witnessing characters play, only (minor one)Bummer incites my sympathy. Victoire, a unique beauty even worth my beholding (as a reader influenced by the writer), felt less visible than Seine in the mist. Richard's role isn't more important than a plot prop.

Perhaps Kevin is a creative painter that I'd like to be, my envy triumph over gullible tendency. He is humble and loyal, but many of his incredible actions seem more fickle than resolute. This maybe how ones life supposed to be. I yet grasp the profoundness as the book could tell.

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HerNoseInABookGal
Jul 31, 2017

Excellent writing. Intelligent and funny. Will read more by this author for sure.

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laphampeak
Jul 24, 2017

A well paced story of an artist that examines his relationship to family, friends, lovers through colors at different times in his life. The author imbues the reader with the main character's poignant and life changing encounters that he expresses in his paintings, the secretive piece being his "piece de resistance".

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abbi_g
Jul 22, 2017

So Much Blue is the first book that I've ever read by author Percival Everett; and I enjoyed it. The storyline about the main character, Kevin Pace kept me engaged. I'll admit that I didn't quite understand the "so much blue" reference at the end of the book; but I still think it's a good story. I would definitely read another novel by Mr. Everett.

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