Duma Key

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Number of Pages
611
Publication year
2008
Book Rating
3.94/5 (82694 ratings)

About

after a crane crashes self-made millionaire Edgar Freemantle’s pickup truck and his body, he launches into a new life. His wife has asked for a divorce he attacks her with a plastic knife ( He has lost his rational brain in the accident). He divides his wealth equally and sets off to Duma Key, which is a remote stretch of the Florida coast. He begins to paint and many of his paintings seem to have the power that cannot be controlled.

In the Flap:

A dreadful construction site injury takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his his head, leaving him {} but anger because he starts the ordeal of rehab. A union that produced two amazing daughters abruptly finishes, and Edgar starts to wish that he had not endured the injuries which might have murdered him. He desires. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, indicates a"geographic cure," a brand new life remote from the Twin Cities and also the construction company Edgar grew out of scratch. And Kamen proposes something else. "Edgar does whatever make you happy?" "I was able to sketch" "Take this up again. You want hedges... Hedges from the evening" Edgar leaves Minnesota to get a leased home on Duma Key, a superbly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida shore. The sun setting to the Gulf of Mexico along with the tidal rattling of cubes on the shore call out to himand Edgar draws. A trip from Ilse, the girl he dotes on, begins his motion from isolation. He meets a kindred soul in Wireman, a man unwilling to show his own wounds, then Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old girl whose origins are tangled profound in Duma Key. Today Edgar paints, occasionally feverishly, his bursting talent both a miracle and a weapon. Many of the paintings possess a power which can't be controlled.

What makes this book stand out?

This book is a multi-layered work of art.

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The book is gripping and has unexpected ending and has a lot of suspense

Don't read it for

It is not riveting or a page- turner

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