From the critically acclaimed bestselling author of
Ahab''s Wife, Four Spirits, and Abundance comes a
new novel, The Fountain of St. James Court.
Kathryn Callahan has been a writer for years and despite what
anyone thinks or says, she finds great solace and reward in her
work. But most of all, she is confident that her latest project,
which studies the life and times of the French Revolutionary
portrait artist Élisabeth Vigée-le Brun, will be her masterpiece:
Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman.
Told in two interwoven strands - one a modern-day story about a
novelist; the other an ingenious novel-within-a-novel by the
fictional novelist about a real historical figure, an artist -
The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the
Artist as an Old Woman seamlessly blends art and history with
a contemporary story to reveal a classic tale of love, strength,
and the celebration of life featuring, Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a
minor character in Naslund''s Abundance.