- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Quercus (3 Sept. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847249892
- ISBN-13: 978-1847249890
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sebastian Zöllner, an underachieving art critic, has pinned his hopes of advancement on writing the biography of the artist Manuel Kaminski, a reclusive former pupil of Matisse. Inept, charmless, and with scant knowledge of art history, Zöllner is hardly the man to rediscover a lost genius of 20th-century painting. But he has made one crucial discovery about his subject: that Kaminski's long-lost love, Therese, is still living, contrary to what the artist himself had been led to believe.
Half road novel, half satire on the contemporary art scene, Me and Kaminski is a wryly humorous meditation on art, memory, and identity. It provides further compelling evidence of the exceptional talents of one of Europe's most exciting and gifted young novelists.