Looking for Home by Jane CorbettLooking for Home by Jane Corbett

Looking for Home

byJane Corbett

Paperback | August 22, 2016

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1990. Eli, a young art journalist with an interest in the painter Balthus, flies to Berlin to find out more about the mysterious artist whose refusal to divulge any biographical details sparks her interest. The Wall has fallen, but the city is uneasy. She falls in love.

1906. Merline, a gifted Jewish artist, trapped in a loveless marriage and shortly to be exiled from her beloved Paris, finds companionship in the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. War is looming on the horizon, and as life in Germany grows harsher, Merline’s health deteriorates as she pines for the man whose words are all of human feeling, but whose heart remains locked away in his castle of solitude.

Eli discovers a series of letters between Merline and René, as she researches deeper into the life of Balthus, Merline’s precocious and gifted son. Eli finds herself drawn deeper into the letters and the world they hint at tantalisingly, as they begin to take on significant parallels in her own life.

Jane Corbett has written both literary fiction and film scripts, several of which have been made into prize-winning feature and TV films. Following a postgrad film course and a prize at the Chicago Film Festival for her graduating film, she continued to combine writing with teaching. For several years she ran a Super 8 filmmaking cours...
Title:Looking for HomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:August 22, 2016Publisher:Jane CorbettLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910852929

ISBN - 13:9781910852927

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"Merline, the real woman behind the portrait, is at the heart of this sensuous, intensely romantic novel. She was the mother of Balthus the painter, the lover of Rilke the poet, and she poured her own creative energy into the lost art of being a muse. I was captivated by her - she springs off the pages, passionate and unconventional, determined to live her entire life as a work of art. Glorious." Kate Saunders