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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128334
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 74

Body Art (Storycuts)


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The arrival of a young art student leads Damien to question his atheist convictions.

Damien, a gynaecological consultant and lapsed Catholic, replaces Christian icons with modern art; he worships the absence of God in the abstract staining of paint and ink. But when a vagrant young art student shows up in the ward, he once more has cause to question his personal and aesthetic convictions.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was originally published in the collection Little Black Book of Stories.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128334
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 74

About the Author

A S Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children’s Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her ‘inspiring contribution to life writing’ and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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