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Misty Wilmot has had it. Once a promising young artist, she’s now stuck on an island ruined by tourism, drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel. Her husband, a contractor, is in a coma after a suicide attempt, but that doesn’t stop his clients from threatening Misty with lawsuits over a series of vile messages they’ve found on the walls of houses he remodeled.

Suddenly, though, Misty finds her artistic talent returning as she begins a period of compulsive painting. Inspired but confused by this burst of creativity, she soon finds herself a pawn in a larger conspiracy that threatens to cost hundreds of lives. What unfolds is a dark, hilarious story from America’s most inventive nihilist, and Palahniuk’s most impressive work to date.
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Misty Wilmot has had it. Once a promising young artist, she’s now stuck on an island ruined by tourism, drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel. Her husband, a contractor, is in a coma after a suicide attempt, but that doesn’t stop his clients from threatening Misty with lawsuits over a series of vile messages they’ve found on the walls of houses he remodeled.

Suddenly, though, Misty finds her artistic talent returning as she begins a period of compulsive painting. Inspired but confused by this burst of creativity, she soon finds herself a pawn in a larger conspiracy that threatens to cost hundreds of lives. What unfolds is a dark, hilarious story from America’s most inventive nihilist, and Palahniuk’s most impressive work to date.
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Published: July 15, 2012
Publisher: Random House Digital
Imprint: Random House Digital
ISBN: 9780739302859
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  • Today, a man called from Long Beach.

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  • Today, a man called from Long Beach.

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  • We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

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  • We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. (Je těžké zapomenout na bolest, ale ještě těžší je pamatovat si to pěkné. Po štěstí nám nezůstanou žádné jizvy. Z...

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  • Where do you get your inspiration?

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  • Čemu nerozumíme, to si můžeme vysvětlit jakkoli. (s. 86)

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  • Snad kvůli tomuhle ho Misty milovala. Milovala tě. Protože jsi v ni věřil o tolik víc, než si věřila sama. Očekával od ní o tolik víc, než od sebe očekávala sama. (s. 87)

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  • Kdykoli, když vám někdo v dobrém úmyslu předvede, že nemáte žádné nadání, když vám vymáchá čumák v loužičce vačeho vlastního selhání tváří v tvář jedinému snu, jaký jste kdy měli, dejte...

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  • Náš rukopis. Naše chůze. To, jaký vzor porcelánu si vybíráme. Všechno nás prozrazuje. Na všem, co děláme, je vidět naše ruka. Všechno je autoportrét. Všechno je deník. (s. 121)

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  • Leonardova Mona Lisa, to je jenom tisíc tisíců šmouh barvou. Michelangelův David, to je jenom milion ran kladívkem. My všichni jsme miliony kousků pospojovaných tím pravým způsobem. (s. 169)

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  • Manuscript enclosed

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  • I hope this story will save her - that little girl - whatever her name will be the next time.

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