Twelve oil paintings by Christopher Neve of places mentioned in Doubles. To see the paintings one at a time, please click on the images below.
Doubles, a novel by Christopher Neve, published by Starhaven in October 2015.
This remarkable book is both a thriller about other selves and an excursion through post-war artistic bohemias. The narrator endures a series of often surreal misadventures in search of a lost love in Italy, Greece and Iceland, as well as Paris and Oxford. He is pursued by himself, through a world in which almost everything seems to double. In the foreground of his journey lies a discussion of painting, and of what it is like to paint, in terms you will not find elsewhere. Tricking you into its Kafkaesque finale, the novel shows the late modernist era at the mercy of a fractured psyche.
"Christopher Neve is one of a rare breed, a painter who can express himself in words."
The Sunday Times
"He is part topographer, part painter, part poet and part psychologist."