The Age Of Light: A Novel by Whitney ScharerThe Age Of Light: A Novel by Whitney Scharer

The Age Of Light: A Novel

byWhitney Scharer

Hardcover | February 5, 2019

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A captivating debut aboutVoguemodel turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her passionate affair with the artist Man Ray in 1930s Paris.

"I'd rather take a picture than be one,"says Lee Miller after she arrives in Paris in 1929. Yearning for a different life and haunted by her past, Lee leaves behind a successful modeling career to pursue her dream of being an artist. She catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray, and though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to teach her photography as well. Man Ray is an egotistical, charismatic force, and their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined as the lines between maker and muse begin to blur.

Lee's story unfolds against the sumptuous backdrop of bohemian Paris, with nights spent at smoky cabarets, opium dens, and wild parties, and days spent working with Man Ray to discover radical new photography techniques. But as Lee begins to find success as an artist in her own right, Man Ray's jealousy spirals out of control, and soon their mutual betrayals threaten to destroy them both.

Told in interweaving timelines of 1930s Paris and war-torn Europe during WWII, this sensuous, richly detailed debut by Whitney Scharer brings Lee Miller-- a brilliant and pioneering artist --out of the shadows of a man's legacy and into the light.



Whitney Scharer earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, and her short fiction has appeared in theBellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, and other journals. She's received an Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, a Somerville Arts Council Artists grant, and been award...
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Title:The Age Of Light: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 5, 2019Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316524085

ISBN - 13:9780316524087

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"Scharer's scrupulous research and dazzling prose fuse tocreate a captivating portrait of the little-known - but now unforgettable - LeeMiller, whose exceptional beauty, bold conviction, and raretalent disrupted the male-centric art scene of 1920's Paris."-Georgia Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of We Were the Lucky Ones