Nude (Paperback)

By Naeem Murr

Gemma Open Door, 9781936846078, 100pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2012



Albert Butler wished once to be an artist, but scandal destroyed his life. Now old and sick, he takes us back through his troubled childhood, England's blitz, and two passionate and destructive affairs. We see his life as an autobiography of nudes. Returning to his former London haunts, he confronts old friends who have never forgiven him his sins, and after making his confession to a defrocked priest, sets out on a journey along the Thames that will bring him to the final and naked truth about himself.

About the Author

Naeem Murr's first novel, The Boy, was a New York Times Notable Book. Another novel, The Genius of the Sea, was published in 2003. His latest, The Perfect Man, was awarded The Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Best Book of Europe and South Asia, and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His work has been translated into eight languages. He has received many awards for his writing, most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship and a PEN Beyond Margins Award. Born in London, Naeem Murr now makes his home in Chicago.

Praise For Nude

“Naeem Murr has a hideously beautiful imagination and a wholly original talent.” Mary Gaitskill, author of Veronica

"Clever and intense, Murr’s writing captures the extraordinary power of human ties."  Time Out