Lloyd Jones Paint Your Wife

ISBN 13: 9781925095371

Paint Your Wife

3.4 avg rating
( 86 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781925095371: Paint Your Wife
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"Jones' deep affection for his characters and the light, anecdotal touch with which he nudges them away from despair makes for a warm and original entertainment."—Kirkus (starred review)

"The writing reminded me a lot of Anne Tyler – it will be enjoyed by fans of domestic, community drama, but made all the more fascinating and unique because its observations are from within the male perspective."—BookBrowse

"A delightful read, moving and uplifting, and loaded with gorgeous prose . . . Highly recommended."—BookMooch

"A gentle, whimsical book . . . Jones's writing is easy and sophisticated, reminding me of Steinbeck at his humorous best . . . the whole fanciful sprawl is a delight."—The Age

"Jones is a daring writer who can be relied on to ignore expectation, and is becoming one of the most interesting, honest and thought-provoking novelists working today."—The Guardian

Long ago, when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting the women of the town. They sat for him in lieu of payment for his work catching rats. Alice, his favorite, returned his attentions. When her husband George came home from the war, he set out to prove his love and reclaim his wife by moving a hill—wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow—for her.

Decades later the townspeople, looking to escape various corners of despair, turn to drawing classes. For when you draw, the only thing that matters is what lies before you. Paint Your Wife is a colorful, sensual novel, brimming with rich stories and even richer characters.

Lloyd Jones was born in New Zealand in 1955. His best-known works include Mister Pip, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; The Book of Fame, winner of numerous literary awards; Hand Me Down World; and his acclaimed memoir A History of Silence. Jones lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Lloyd Jones was born in New Zealand in 1955. His best-known works include MISTER PIP, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, THE BOOK OF FAME, winner of numerous literary awards, HAND ME DOWN WORLD, and his acclaimed memoir A HISTORY OF SILENCE. Jones lives in Wellington.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781473612525: Paint Your Wife

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1473612527 ISBN 13:  9781473612525
Publisher: John Murray, 2012
Softcover

9780143019060: Paint Your Wife

Pengui..., 2004
Softcover

9780140296570: Paint Your Wife

Pengui..., 2004
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lloyd Jones
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1925095371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jones, Lloyd
Published by Consortium Book Sales and Dist (2016)
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Consortium Book Sales and Dist, 2016. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781925095371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jones, Lloyd
Published by Text Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Text Publishing Company. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1925095371. Seller Inventory # Z1925095371ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jones, Lloyd
Published by Text Publishing Company (2016)
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Text Publishing Company, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 1925095371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lloyd Jones
Published by Text Publishing Co, Australia (2016)
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Text Publishing Co, Australia, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Long ago, when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting the women of the town. They sat for him in lieu of payment for his work catching rats. Alice, his favourite, returned his attentions, and when her husband, George, came home from the war, he set out to prove his love and reclaim his wife by moving a hill - wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow - for her. Now, decades later, Alma s in lieu of payment is revived, and the townspeople, looking to escape various corners of despair, turn to drawing classes. For when you draw, the only thing that matters is what lies before you. Paint Your Wife is a colourful, sensual novel, brimming with rich stories and even richer characters. Seller Inventory # AAC9781925095371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lloyd Jones
Published by Text Publishing Co, Australia (2016)
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Text Publishing Co, Australia, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Long ago, when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting the women of the town. They sat for him in lieu of payment for his work catching rats. Alice, his favourite, returned his attentions, and when her husband, George, came home from the war, he set out to prove his love and reclaim his wife by moving a hill - wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow - for her. Now, decades later, Alma s in lieu of payment is revived, and the townspeople, looking to escape various corners of despair, turn to drawing classes. For when you draw, the only thing that matters is what lies before you. Paint Your Wife is a colourful, sensual novel, brimming with rich stories and even richer characters. Seller Inventory # AAC9781925095371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lloyd Jones
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Long ago, when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting the women of the town. They sat for him in lieu of payment for his work catching rats. Alice, his favourite, returned his a.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 304 pages. 0.424. Seller Inventory # 9781925095371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lloyd Jones
Published by Text Publishing Co, Australia (2016)
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Text Publishing Co, Australia, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Long ago, when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting the women of the town. They sat for him in lieu of payment for his work catching rats. Alice, his favourite, returned his attentions, and when her husband, George, came home from the war, he set out to prove his love and reclaim his wife by moving a hill - wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow - for her. Now, decades later, Alma s in lieu of payment is revived, and the townspeople, looking to escape various corners of despair, turn to drawing classes. For when you draw, the only thing that matters is what lies before you. Paint Your Wife is a colourful, sensual novel, brimming with rich stories and even richer characters. Seller Inventory # BTE9781925095371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Lloyd Jones
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97819250953710000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jones, Lloyd
Published by Text Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 1925095371 ISBN 13: 9781925095371
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Central Kentucky Book Supply, LLC
(Nicholasville, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Text Publishing Company. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1925095371 Satisfaction Guaranteed. Please contact us with any inquiries. We ship daily. Seller Inventory # Z1925095371ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book