At 80, Max Opass is still reeling from the death of his wife a year earlier. He decides to have his wife's portrait painted from his favourite photographs of her and picks five arbritary phone numbers under artists . The story follows Max's comical and moving encounters with the artists.
agnes desarthe is a prize-winning author of children's books, and has published three books for adults, of which Five Photos of My Wife is the latest.
Shortlisted for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2002 and Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize for Fiction 2002 and Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize: Fiction 2002.