The Great Man

The Great Man

A Novel

Book - 2008
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National Bestseller and Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Oscar Feldman, the renowned figurative painter, has passed away. As his obituary notes, Oscar is survived by his wife, Abigail, their son, Ethan, and his sister, the well-known abstract painter Maxine Feldman. What the obituary does not note, however, is that Oscar is also survived by his longtime mistress, Teddy St. Cloud, and their daughters.

As two biographers interview the women in an attempt to set the record straight, the open secret of his affair reaches a boiling point and a devastating skeleton threatens to come to light. From the acclaimed author of The Epicure's Lament, a scintillating novel of secrets, love, and legacy in the New York art world.


"Mischievous...funny, astute...As unexpectedly generous as it is entertaining.... Christensen is a witty observer of the art universe." —The New York Times



Baker & Taylor
Following the death of New York City painter Oscar Feldman, an artist known for his paintings of the female nude, two rival biographers compete and collide as they set out to tell his life story, with the help of his wife Abigail, sister Maxine, and Teddy, his longtime mistress, in a satirical novel of literary rivalry. By the author of The Epicure's Lament. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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Following the death of New York City painter, Oscar Feldman, two rival biographers compete as they set out to tell his life story, with the help of his wife Abigail, sister Maxine, and Teddy, his longtime mistress.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2008
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 9780307277343
0307277348
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHRISTENSEN
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 21 cm

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Jan 21, 2014

I tried. I really did. I only made it two and a half chapters and had to return it. I found it totally boring.

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littlekicks
Jun 27, 2013

Loved this book! Excellent story, well-developed, interesting characters and intelligent dialogue. This is the first book I've read by this author, but I'd love to read more. Definitely recommend!

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Feb 08, 2008

Amazon.ca top 25 books of 2007.

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