The Last Nude

Author: Ellis Avery

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SKU: 9781594486470 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Product ID: 1023925

Description

“As erotic and powerful as the paintings that inspired it.”–Emma Donoghue, author of Room

Paris, 1927. One day in July, a young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a coolly dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Struggling to support herself, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist, a dispossessed Saint Petersburg aristocrat with a murky past. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamara’s most iconic Jazz Age images, among them her most accomplished–and coveted–works of art. A season as the painter’s muse teaches Rafaela some hard lessons: Tamara is a cocktail of raw hunger and glittering artifice. And all the while, their romantic idyll is threatened by history’s darkening tide. A tour de force of historical imagination, The Last Nude is about genius and craft, love and desire, regret and, most of all, hope that can transcend time and circumstance.

ISBN: 9781594486470
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pub Date: 12/2012
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.10w x 1.00d

Additional information

Weight 0.60 lbs
Dimensions 7.90 × 5.10 × 1.00 in
format

Paperback