BookMark: Electric Michaelangelo by Sarah Hall (Faber and Faber, 2004)

June 28, 2006

The "electric Michaelangelo" of the title is a Coney Island tattoo artist, and his canvas is the human body. This critically praised book, nominated for a Booker in 2004, is like a tattoo, beautiful but painful -- a love story that is also an account of human suffering.