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Sixteen-year-old Maria returns to her parents' home in the French countryside. Her ill mother faces her last days and her preoccupied father has grown even more distant. In the shadow of her parents' sorrow, Maria pursues a much older man, a disreputable art collector. She is infatuated with him, as with the French paintings she has come to love. Maria enters a world of te ...more
Paperback, 201 pages
Published 2014 by Outpost19
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Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Wow, this book was something else. I'm not sure what I think about it, except that it was quite good and well written. The plot was refreshingly different from the books I usually read. The characters were interesting, and the story was beautiful and a bit tragic. To be honest I'm a bit speechless, and I'm not sure what to make of the book. I doubt I ever will. For me, the book was just different. I recommend it ...more
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Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A strange little gem of a book. The prose is fluid and lyrical, and the story about a young girl's infatuation with an older man is haunting and convincing. Having a terminally ill mother and living away from her family at bording school makes her eager for the attention given to her by this knowledgeable older man whom she meets at a party hosted in her honour as she visits her parents in France over the summer. The story takes a turn about midway through the book when the girl's choices make h ...more
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Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. The plot is disturbing in many ways, the ending has real emotional weight.
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