From the author of `Black Bread White Beer'
The East Coast of America, 1980.
Anna Brown, a dying artist, works on her final portrait. Obsessive and secretive, it is a righting of her past failures; her final statement.
John Brown, her husband and life-long muse, has left; walked out of their home one morning to travel cross-country in search of the paintings he has sat for.
As their stories unfold - independently, for the first time in many years - a passionate unconventional relationship is revealed, between two people living through the most tumultuous decades of modern history.
All the Days and Nights is the story of an art hunt during a twilight period of painting. It lays bare two relationships that are ever changing and incomparable: of the artist and the muse, and of lovers. It is an exploration of what it means to create, what it means to inspire, what it means to live.
Niven Govinden (born 1973) is an English novelist. He was born in East Sussex and then educated at Goldsmiths College where he studied film. He has written three novels. We Are The New Romantics was published by Bloomsbury in 2004. Graffiti My Soul was published by Canongate Books in January 2007 and Black Bread White Beer was published by The Friday Project in 2013. He has also written a number of short stories.