Cezanne's Quarry: A Mystery

Cezanne's Quarry: A Mystery

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by Barbara Corrado Pope
     
 

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A beautiful young woman is found murdered . . . and the clues to her death point to her spurned lover, Paul Cézanne.
In this richly atmospheric novel, a mysterious young woman named Solange Vernet arrives in Aix-en-Provence with her lover, a Darwinian scholar named Charles Westbury, and a year later is found strangled in a quarry outside the city. The

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A beautiful young woman is found murdered . . . and the clues to her death point to her spurned lover, Paul Cézanne.
In this richly atmospheric novel, a mysterious young woman named Solange Vernet arrives in Aix-en-Provence with her lover, a Darwinian scholar named Charles Westbury, and a year later is found strangled in a quarry outside the city. The young and inexperienced magistrate, Bernard Martin, finds his investigation caught in the crossfires of a raging cultural debate.
Initially assuming that Solange’s murder was a simple crime de passion by either a jealous Cézanne or a betrayed Westbury, Bernard soon finds himself on a mission to unravel the secrets of Solange and Cezanne’s hidden past. Exploring questions of science and religion that persist even to this day, Cezanne’s Quarry is a provocative debut mystery about life, death, love, and art.

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“Could Paul Cézanne be a killer? Pope animates her canvas with plenty of vivid period detail. Francophiles and history buffs will find much to savor. A provocative debut. (Publishers Weekly)”

“Cézanne's Quarry is a highly accomplished, compelling novel. Beneath an exquisite veneer of historical detail lurks a thoughtful exploration of science and religion, of old values and new, and of a woman's place in the world. (Hallie Ephron, The Boston Globe)”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605980607
Publisher:
Pegasus
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
802,700
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.08(d)

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Barbara Corrado Pope is a historian and the founding director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the
University of Oregon. She is the author of the novelsCézanne’s Quarry and The Blood of Lorraine. Barbaralives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband.

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