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by Roma Tearne

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Author: Roma Tearne
ISBN: 1408703920
ISBN13: 978-1408703922
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown; Digital original edition (2012)
Fb2 eBook: 1566 kb
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Digital formats: mbr lit lrf doc

The Road to Urbino book. Roma Tearne tells overlapping stories of love and grief from many points of view and across different times and cultures, but she is telling one story.

The Road to Urbino book.

Roma Tearne (née Chrysostom) is a Sri Lankan-born artist and writer living and working in England. Her debut novel, Mosquito, was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa Book Awards first Novel prize (formerly the Whitbread Prize)

Roma Tearne (née Chrysostom) is a Sri Lankan-born artist and writer living and working in England. Her debut novel, Mosquito, was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa Book Awards first Novel prize (formerly the Whitbread Prize). Roma Tearne completed an MA at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford in September 2002 and was Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 2002-3. She was Artist in Residence at Modern Art Oxford in February 2005.

The Road to Urbino, artist and novelist Roma Tearne's fifth novel, is the elegantly . Tearne has been described as bringing a painter's eye to the canvas of her pages.

The Road to Urbino, artist and novelist Roma Tearne's fifth novel, is the elegantly complicated story of three men and the women who connect them. Lynton Rasanagium (Ras) is a 50-year-old lonely Sri Lankan attendant at the National Gallery; Charles Boyar a famous art historian who first introduces Ras to the paintings of Piero della Francesca with ominous consequences; and egotistical Alex Benson a perpetually dissatisfied writer who has "the look of a marvellous derelict". We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view.

Roma Tearne has chosen an intriguing way of building her narrative of loss and love in this thoughtful and impassioned novel, says Jane Housham. Roma Tearne has chosen an intriguing way of building her narrative of loss and love in this thoughtful and impassioned novel. Fri 21 Jun 2013 1. 0 BST First published on Fri 21 Jun 2013 1. 0 BST.

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Roma Tearne arrived with her parents in Britain from Sri Lanka at the age of ten and trained as a painter, completing her MA at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford.

The story intrigued me from the start. I found the differing viewpoints really interesting and my sympathies with the various characters grew as I learnt more of their stories. But I was totally unprepared for the shocking event which made this novel truly haunting. Find similar books Profile. Normally I would wait behind bullet-proof glass for my visitor.

The Road to Urbino Roma Tearne.

Author(s): Roma Tearne. Location(s): London, Sri Lanka, Tuscany. Making it easy to match a location with a book. A story of obsession, love and art set in Tuscany, Sri Lanka and London. Ras, a Sri Lankan who fled his country as a child following the violent death of his mother and his father’s disappearance, has committed a crime. This novel is absolutely suffused with the colour and feel of Sri Lanka and Italy, and beautiful descriptions of art, Piero della Francesc. fabulous read

writes with cleareyed love for the country of her childhood and depicts its lush decay in painterly detail.

Every act has a past. Events don’t just materialise from nowhere. writes with cleareyed love for the country of her childhood and depicts its lush decay in painterly detail. Hope, love and history collide with an unsparing force that resonates into the contemporary world' New York Times. A finely crafted novel of art, memory and migration' The Independent.

Comments to eBook The Road to Urbino
Dog_Uoll
Good plot, character building, descriptive scenes. This author has several great reads to her credit.
Dusar
The author has used an interesting dialogue between two people to tell the story. I found the introduction of the second character (so called neighbour - Alex) less believable. An enjoyable read.
Steelraven
This novel is very different in story and style than Roma Tearne's earlier four novels, and it's exciting to see growth and change in a writer. What she did keep is her wonderful flair for painting word images, her concern for the victims of war, the use of art in healing pain, her explorations of memory, and the settings of Sri Lanka, England, and Italy.

The story follows two protagonists. The first is Ras, a middle aged immigrant from Sri Lanka, as he awaits trial in London for stealing The Flagellation, by Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca.

Through his first person narration, we hear about his early childhood in Sri Lanka, where his father disappeared one night and his mother died in a bomb blast. He and his brother spent most of the next years in a Tamil detention centre, until they had a chance to escape to England at the age of 19 and start a new life. Ras marries and has a child, Lola, and then divorces. He ends up working as gallery attendant at the National Gallery, where he is befriended by the charming and kind art curator, Charles.

The second protagonist is Alex, a friend of Charles. Through Alex, we get a fuller picture of the life of Charles and his wife Delia. They, and their circle of friends, spend a lot of fabulous summers in Italy, enjoying la dolce vita--art, food, company, etc. Being a Roma Tearne novel, some sad tragic events occur that change everything.

Everyone in this novel is consumed by an obsession, wherein we find the source of most of the conflict. But all the characters are also scared by war--even though the wars were thousands of miles away, or decades in the past.

It took me about 30 or 40 pages to warm up to it, but then I loved this novel. I actually wasn't ready for it to end, or to leave these characters lives (I especially liked Charles and Delia), which is really unusual for me with any book.
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