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The Painted Girls

by Cathy Marie Buchanan

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | December 14, 2012 | Trade Paperback |

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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

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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's The Painted Girls is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada, a New York Times bestseller, and has garnered rave reviews and been showered with special attention-everything from selection as a People Magazine pick to inclusion in Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" to being named a best book of 2013 by NPR, Good Housekeeping and Goodreads. Her debut novel, The Day the Falls Stood Still, is a New York Times bestseller and a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection. She holds a BSc (Honours Biochemistry) and an MBA from Western University. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she now resides in Toronto with her husband and three sons.

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Editorial Reviews

#1 CANADIAN NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NPR BEST BOOK OF 2013 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOK OF 2013 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD FINALIST PEOPLE MAGAZINE PICK ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY “MUST LIST” SELECTION INDIE NEXT PICK CHATELAINE BOOK CLUB PICK USA TODAY NEW & NOTEWORTHY SELECTION “Buchanan has created an entire world for Marie and her elder sister Antoinette, sketched in rich detail and teeming with suspense. . . . [a] cinematic read that is hard to put down, destined to be hotly debated book-club fodder across the country.” — The Globe and Mail "Deeply moving and inventive . . . Buchanan's evocative portrait of 19th-century Paris brings to life its sights, sounds, and smells, along with the ballet hall where dancers hunger for a place in the corps. . . . But nothing is more real or gripping than the emotions of Marie and her older sister Antoinette. . . . Their tale is ultimately a tribute to the beauty of sisterly love." — People “The ethereal ballerina from Degas’s famed sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen comes to life in this richly imagined novel. Amid the glamour of tutus and art emerges a surprisingly gritty story of survival in the gutters of Belle Epoque Paris.” — Entertainment Weekly “In The Painted Girls , a historically based work of fiction rich with naturalistic details of late-19th-century Paris, Cathy Marie Buchanan paints the girls who spring from the page as vibrantly as a dancer’s leap across a stage. . . . A compelling story of yearning fo
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