About this book
Moving, expertly crafted novel based on the life of writer Stephen Crane at the turn of the 20th century. From the author of "A Boy's Own Story" and many other acclaimed works.
Stephen Crane is travelling to a German clinic in search of a cure for the tuberculosis that threatens his life. Knowing it is his last chance, he dictates the story of 'The Painted Boy', inspired by a real-life encounter. But as the story delves into the seedy underworld of turn-of-the-century Manhattan, his health deteriorates.