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The Painted Girls

by Cathy Marie Buchanan

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | December 14, 2012 | Trade Paperback

4.2593 out of 5 rating. 27 Reviews

Paris, 1878. Following their father''s sudden death, the Van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opera, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, she will be trained to enter the famous Ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola''s naturalist masterpiece L''Assommoir. Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modelling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized as Little Dancer Aged 14. Meanwhile, Antoinette, derailed by her love for the dangerous Émile Abadie, must choose between honest labour and the more profitable avenues open to a young woman of the Parisian demimonde. Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural and societal change, The Painted Girls is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of "civilized society." In the end, each will come to realize that her salvation-her survival, even-lies with the other.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: December 14, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443412341

ISBN - 13: 9781443412346

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Painted Girls

The Painted Girls

by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: December 14, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443412341

ISBN - 13: 9781443412346

From the Publisher

Paris, 1878. Following their father''s sudden death, the Van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opera, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, she will be trained to enter the famous Ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola''s naturalist masterpiece L''Assommoir. Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modelling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized as Little Dancer Aged 14. Meanwhile, Antoinette, derailed by her love for the dangerous Émile Abadie, must choose between honest labour and the more profitable avenues open to a young woman of the Parisian demimonde. Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural and societal change, The Painted Girls is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of "civilized society." In the end, each will come to realize that her salvation-her survival, even-lies with the other.

About the Author

CATHY MARIE BUCHANAN is the author of The Painted Girls and The Day the Falls Stood Still. Published January 2013, The Painted Girls has garnered rave reviews and been showered with special attention-everything from selection as a People Magazine pick to designation as a book "People Are Talking About" by Vogue to inclusion in Entertainment Weekly's Must List. Also an IndieNext pick, The Painted Girls debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list and is a #1 national bestseller in Canada. The Day the Falls Stood Still, her debut novel, is a New York Times bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection, and an IndieNext pick. She holds a BSc (Biochemistry) and an MBA from Western University. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she now resides in Toronto.

Visit her online at www.cathymariebuchanan.com.
Follow her on twitter @CathyMBuchanan.
Visit her on Facebook /CathyMarieBuchanan.


Editorial Reviews

?History, coming of age, and the art of Degas?s beloved dancers are woven together in this enchanting novel. The Painted Girls is utterly captivating? VINCENT LAM , author of The Headmaster?s Wager

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