This is the Perfect Way to Wake by Sean Monaghan
Approx. 96,250 words.
Published on December 1, 2013 by
Triple V Publishing.
Allan McFarlane used to be halfway famous, his paintings selling for hundreds of thousands, his name celebrated, his time in demand.
Broke and broken, he paints generic pictures for cafes and teaches night school classes.
When he takes in Lilly, one of his students, as a boarder, he's in for the ride of his life. If things don't get better, they're sure going to get worse.