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Author Avery, Ellis.

Title The last nude / Ellis Avery.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F AVERY, E.    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - New Materials  FIC AVE    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Adult Fiction  AVERY    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult Fiction  F AVERY ELLIS    In Mending
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC AVERY    Check Shelf
Description 310 pages ; 24 cm
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. "-- Provided by publisher.
"A novel by the author of The Teahouse Fire about an artist and a young American woman beginning in 1920's Paris"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lempicka, Tamara de, 1898-1980 -- Fiction.
Women painters -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Americans -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Artists' models -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781594488139 hardback
1594488134 hardback
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