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The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque

The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque

(2002)
A novel by

 
Awards
World Fantasy (nominee)

A fable, a nightmare, a vision, a mystery -- superbly rich imaginative fiction at its best. New York, 1893, and society portrait painter Piero Piambo feels his artistic ambition waning, even while he immortalizes the city's nouveaux riches in oil paints. But then he receives a bizarre and lucrative commission, to paint the mysterious Mrs Charbuque. The catch is that he is not allowed to see her, and so Piambo sits before a screen as his sitter tells him of her life, dreams, and fears -- clues from which he must divine her visage. As he works, a series of murders plagues the city -- deaths that at first seem accidental. And, as Piambo's masterpiece takes shape, his relationship with Mrs Charbuque grows ever more tangled...while her deranged husband becomes hellbent on some inexplicable vengeance.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2003 : Library Binding
Title: Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque
Author(s): Jeffrey Ford
ISBN: 0613683757 / 9780613683753 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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May 2002 : Hardback
Title: The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque: A Novel
Author(s): Jeffrey Ford
ISBN: 0066211263 / 9780066211268 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : Paperback
Title: The Portrait of Mrs Charbuque
Author(s): Jeffrey Ford
ISBN: 033041318X / 9780330413183 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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May 2003 : Paperback
Title: The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque: A Novel
Author(s): Jeffrey Ford
ISBN: 0060936177 / 9780060936174 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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May 2003 : Paperback
Title: The Portrait of Mrs.Charbuque
Author(s): Jeffrey Ford
ISBN: 1405006595 / 9781405006590 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2009 : Kindle edition
Title: The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque
Author(s): Jeffrey Ford
ISBN: B001P2UVAG
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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