Seeing Martin

Seeing Martin

When art student Mira Samhain loses her father, she becomes preoccupied with images of flesh and anguish. Martin Zorn becomes her lover and muse, his body's every detail she commits to paper. It's not the first time Zorn has been curated. His sister, photographer Marie Claire Zorn, spent her career working to record every gesture her younger brother made, every emotion he expressed; she made them both famous, and eventually destroyed them. Seeing Martin is Su Croll's debut novel, a work that investigates the predatory gaze, the tidal pull between artist and model, between the seeker and the sought. About grief, and how grief can be held at bay, at least temporarily, by sex and art.
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When art student Mira Samhain loses her father, she becomes preoccupied with images of flesh and anguish. Martin Zorn becomes her lover and muse, his body's every detail she commits to paper. It's not the first time Zorn has been curated. His sister, photographer Marie Claire Zorn, spent her career working to record every gesture her younger brother made, every emotion he expressed; she made them both famous, and eventually destroyed them. Seeing Martin is Su Croll's debut novel, a work that investigates the predatory gaze, the tidal pull between artist and model, between the seeker and the sought. About grief, and how grief can be held at bay, at least temporarily, by sex and art.
Su Croll (CA)
Su Croll's three poetry collections have been shortlisted for national awards. She lives in Edmonton, where she teaches English to new Canadians.
Page length 288
Publication date (yyyymmmdd) 20200925
Publisher Pedlar Press
ISBN: 9781989424049