The last nude

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2011.
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"A stunning story of love, sexual obsession, treachery, and tragedy, about an artist and her most famous muse in Paris between the world wars. Paris, 1927. In the heady years before the crash, financiers drape their mistresses in Chanel, while expatriates flock to the avant-garde bookshop Shakespeare and Company. One day in July, a young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a coolly dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Struggling to halt a downward slide toward prostitution, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist, a dispossessed Saint Petersburg aristocrat with a murky past. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamara's most iconic Jazz Age images, among them her most accomplished-and coveted-works of art. A season as the painter's muse teaches Rafaela some hard lessons: Tamara is a cocktail of raw hunger and glittering artifice. And all the while, their romantic idyll is threatened by history's darkening tide. Inspired by real events in de Lempicka's history, The Last Nude is a tour de force of historical imagination. Ellis Avery gives the reader a tantalizing window into a lost Paris, an age already vanishing as the inexorable forces of history close in on two tangled lives. Spellbinding and provocative, this is a novel about genius and craft, love and desire, regret and, most of all, hope that can transcend time and circumstance. "--
"A novel by the author of The Teahouse Fire about an artist and a young American woman beginning in 1920's Paris"--
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9781611744569
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subject_facet Americans -- France -- Paris -- Fiction, Artists' models -- Fiction, FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Literary, Historical fiction, Lempicka, Tamara de, -- 1898-1980 -- Fiction, Love stories, Paris (France) -- Fiction, Women painters -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
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title The last nude
title_display The last nude
title_full The last nude / Ellis Avery, The last nude [electronic resource] / Ellis Avery
title_short The last nude
title_sort last nude
topic Americans France Paris Fiction, Artists' models Fiction, FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Literary, Lempicka, Tamara de, 1898-1980 Fiction, Paris (France) Fiction, Women painters Fiction, Young women Fiction
topic_facet Americans, Artists' models, Lempicka, Tamara de, Women painters, Young women