The famed writer Stephen Crane is travelling to a German clinic in search of a cure for the tuberculosis that threatens his life.
Knowing it may be his last chance, he dictates the story of 'The Painted Boy', inspired by a real-life encounter.
But as the story delves into the seedy underworld of turn-of-the-century Manhattan, Crane's health deteriorates and the outcome of the story becomes as critical as the author's life itself.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/09/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747592792