Book Review: The Painter by Peter Heller

Book Review: The Painter by Peter HellerTHE PAINTER
by Peter Heller

Knopf; May 6
Hardcover; 384 pages
Source: Received from publisher for review

In the wake of his daughter’s tragic death and his subsequent divorce, famous expressionist painter Jim Stegner moves to rural Colorado. He enjoys the solitude, spending his days fly fishing and painting a beautiful young model named Sofia.

However, his peaceful life is turned upside down when he witnesses a man beating a little horse. Jim has a history of violence, having spent time in jail for shooting a man in a bar years before, and he must fight to overcome his rage against the man for harming the animal. A few days later, when he encounters the man again, Jim fails to reign in his anger, and he kills the man. Continue reading