The Marriage of Opposites

By | March 24, 2018
The Marriage of Opposites Author Alice Hoffman
ISBN-10 1451693605
ISBN-13 9781451693607
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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A luminous Marquez esque tale O The Oprah Magazine from the New York Times bestselling author of The Museum of Extraordinary Things a forbidden love story set on a tropical island about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarrothe Father of Impressionism Growing up on idyllic St Thomas in the early 1800s Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris Rachels mother a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules Growing up Rachels salvation is their maid Adelles belief in her strengths and her deep life long friendship with Jestine Adelles daughter But Rachels life is not her own She is married off to a widower with three children to save her fathers business When her older husband dies suddenly and his handsome much younger nephew Frdrick arrives from France to settle the estate Rachel seizes her own life story beginning a defiant passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family including her favorite son who will become one of the greatest artists of France A work of art Dallas Morning News The Marriage of Opposites showcases the beloved bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers Her lush seductive prose and heart pounding subjectmake this latest skinny dip in enchanted realismthe Platonic ideal of the beach read Slate com Once forgotten to history the marriage of Rachel and Frdrick will only renew your commitment to Hoffmans astonishing storytelling USA TODAY

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