The Resource The last nude, Ellis Avery

The last nude, Ellis Avery

Label
The last nude
Title
The last nude
Statement of responsibility
Ellis Avery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A stunning story of love, sexual obsession, treachery, and tragedy, about an artist and her most famous muse in Paris between the world wars. Paris, 1927. In the heady years before the crash, financiers drape their mistresses in Chanel, while expatriates flock to the avant-garde bookshop Shakespeare and Company. 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 halt a downward slide toward prostitution, 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. Inspired by real events in de Lempicka's history, The Last Nude is a tour de force of historical imagination. Ellis Avery gives the reader a tantalizing window into a lost Paris, an age already vanishing as the inexorable forces of history close in on two tangled lives. Spellbinding and provocative, this is a novel about genius and craft, love and desire, regret and, most of all, hope that can transcend time and circumstance. "--
  • "A novel by the author of The Teahouse Fire about an artist and a young American woman beginning in 1920's Paris"--
Summary
Agreeing to model nude for Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka in 1927 Paris, young American Rafaela Fano inspires the artist's most iconic Jazz Age images and becomes her lover while discovering darker truths about Tamara's private life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10017101
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avery, Ellis
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lempicka, Tamara de
  • Women painters
  • Young women
  • Americans
  • Artists' models
  • Love stories
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The last nude, Ellis Avery
Instantiates
Publication
Extent
310 p. ;24 cm.
Isbn
9781594488139
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781594488139
Label
The last nude, Ellis Avery
Publication
Extent
310 p. ;24 cm.
Isbn
9781594488139
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781594488139

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