By Sena Jeter Naslund
How do writers and painters get their rules? And what are the realities and heartbreaks that lie at the back of such probably glamorous and romantic lives? In her groundbreaking new novel, manhattan occasions bestselling writer Sena Jeter Naslund explores the inventive techniques and lives of artistic women.
Sena Jeter Naslund's inspiring novel-within-a-novel, The Fountain of St. James courtroom; or, Portrait of the Artist as an outdated lady, creates the lives of a fictional modern author and of an old painter whose works now grasp within the nice museums of Europe and the USA. either women's inventive lives were solid within the crucibles of family members, buddies, society, and nation.
The tale opens at the hours of darkness beside a superbly illumined fountain of Venus emerging from the ocean. Kathryn Callaghan has simply accomplished her novel approximately painter Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun, a French Revolution survivor hated for her sympathetic pictures of Marie Antoinette. even though nonetheless haunted through the tale she has written, Kathryn needs to depart the eighteenth-century ecu global she has researched and made vibrant as a way to go back to her personal American lifetime of 2012.
Naslund's spellbinding new novel offers the reader with another model of The Artist: a lady of age who has created for herself, opposed to huge, immense odds, a satisfying lifetime of completely learned fulfillment.