May 29 2014
Peter Heller: The Painter

Peter Heller: The Painter

Presented by The King's English Bookshop at The King's English Bookshop

Join New York Times bestselling author, Peter Heller, as he reads from and signs his new novel The Painter.

Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage disintegrated. He grieved the one thing he loved. In the wake of tragedy, Jim, a well-known expressionist painter, abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. He works with a lovely model. His paintings fetch excellent prices. But one afternoon, on a dirt road, Jim comes across a man beating a small horse, and a brutal encounter rips his quiet life wide open. Fleeing Colorado, chased by men set on retribution, Jim returns to New Mexico, tormented by his own relentless conscience.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Dates & Times

2014/05/29 - 2014/05/29

Location Info

The King's English Bookshop

1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105