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William Halliday, the artist in Neil Grimmett's novel ”The Bestowing Sun” is an artist who is devoted to his art.
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He may take a few wrong turns in it's pursuit. He may put his trust in the wrong people. He may hurt those who love him. He may make mistakes and wallow in them, but in the end if the gift and talent are not merely an illusion he will find the truth in art that he seeks.

William and Richard are two brothers who couldn't be more different. William the younger is a painter; he has little interest in anything but his painting. Richard is a farmer. He is practical. He loves the land and understands the value of work. He wants a family. The closest he comes to an aesthetic passion is his love for fishing. They are two brothers with little in common but their parents. Inevitably there are misunderstandings, jealousies, and estrangement, and just as inevitably there is the opportunity for reconciliation, in this case through the efficacy of art. Both William and Richard have something to learn about themselves and each other.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Brother Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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