The Painting of Porcupine City
Brazilian graffiti artist Mateo Amaral is looking for his heaven spot, the one perfect place to paint. His coworker Fletcher Bradford is looking for a heaven spot of his own, and his is even more elusive. Out since age 12, Fletcher's been around more blocks than Mateo has ever painted. He's dated... show more
Brazilian graffiti artist Mateo Amaral is looking for his heaven spot, the one perfect place to paint. His coworker Fletcher Bradford is looking for a heaven spot of his own, and his is even more elusive. Out since age 12, Fletcher's been around more blocks than Mateo has ever painted. He's dated all the jerks, all the creeps, all the losers in between. At 26 he's decided the only way to meet a nice guy is just never to give him a chance to prove otherwise. When he's introduced to Mateo, Fletcher expects to add another notch to his bedpost. But Mateo is different—and from him Fletcher will rediscover a long-lost feeling: surprise. What Fletcher finds in the trunk of Mateo's car will change his life in ways he never imagined—and may help him find what he's always wanted.
From the author of THE CRANBERRY HUSH comes an epic story spanning years and hemispheres and miles of painted walls. At times sexy and sweet, gritty and gut-wrenching, THE PAINTING OF PORCUPINE CITY takes readers along with Mateo and Fletcher on an adventure through the subways of Boston to the towers of São Paulo. Are you in?
Publish date: 2011-09-01
Publisher: Ben Monopoli
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Because I've read The Cranberry Hush, I thought I knew what to expect from Ben Monopoli's books. I was right and I was so, so wrong.The fact that I've been reading it for about two months is purely my fault. If you want to be amazed and surprised and kept on your toes, go read this book!
A couple years after reading this book, I'm not really sure what to make of it. I liked it. A lot. The characters are vivid and feel like someone you'd run into on the street or meet in the office. There's some unbelievable moments to be sure [spoiler] such as the whole pregnancy deal, not to menti...
This was a really really long book for me. My feelings about it shifted several times over the course of the story. It meandered through many different interrelated story lines much like a Spanish telenovella. Most of the little side stories were interesting on their own and nicely supported the ...