Help me remember this novel about a fake death
December 21, 2014 1:55 PM   Subscribe

I've searched without success for a novel that I read and enjoyed sometime in the 90s or early 00s. As I recall, it was about a man who had to fake his own death (maybe he had accidentally killed someone?) and started a new life, working as a photographer. He caught something big on film (possibly a fire) and became an overnight sensation. The price for his works went through the roof but it brought him to the attention of someone from his old life and he had to disappear and start over again. He was trying to be a photographer, but since he no longer had any name recognition, no one was interested in his work.

I haven't found the magic keywords to make a Google search work. Does anyone else remember this novel?
posted by Wet Hen to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: It's Douglas Kennedy's The Big Picture.
posted by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on December 21, 2014

Response by poster: That's it! Thank you so much. I should have asked the question ages ago! :)
posted by Wet Hen at 2:49 PM on December 21, 2014

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