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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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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