The Great Man by Kate Christensen

The Great Man: A Novel is a 2007 novel by American author Kate Christensen. It won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, beating nearly 350 other submissions and earning Christensen the $15,000 top prize.[1] The story takes place five years after the death, at 78, of celebrated painter Oscar Feldman, the "great man" of the title. Two competing biographers, both working to document the life and times of a man who made his fortune painting nude women, turn for information to the women who had shared his life: his wife, his mistress, and his sister, who is also a painter.

The 2098th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Great Man Paperback 1406113 $8.75 $1.07 2008
The Great Man: A Novel Hardcover 5599406 $10.80 $2.50 2007
The Great Man: A Novel Hardcover 2505513 $20.00 $1.58 2007
The Great Man Kindle Edition 191062 $9.99 2008