Author: Alice Hoffmann
Review by: BookDancer
This work about the mother of the great French Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro is the print equivalent of many of his paintings. It is lavishly written; it recounts her life and struggles in a riot of color, sounds, smells, emotions and sensations. Like great works of art, it teems with life and immerses the reader in a gorgeously rendered world which is delightful, yet heart-breaking. There is much beauty here, yet also tremendous cruelty inflicted both on her and by her.