Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Marriage of Opposites

Author: Alice Hoffmann    
Stars: 4
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.

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