Books How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall Paperback, 16 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $14.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHow to Paint a Dead ManAuthorSarah Hall Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Moving from Italy to England, spanning nearly half a century, and bringing together the lives of four disparate characters, this novel offers a study of art and its place in human life. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Sarah Hall The Beautiful Indifference Daughters of the North Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about How to Paint a Dead Man Review Book Reviews Bold Novel Of Art, Ideas And One 'Dead Man' October 12, 2009 Sarah Hall's How to Paint a Dead Man weaves together time-shifted stories of four visual artists, all at crisis points in their lives. The book is clever in structure and sweeping in ambition. Hall's skill makes the journey worth the commitment.