Picture Palace: A Novel

Picture Palace: A Novel

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by Paul Theroux
     
 

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“Never a dull moment . . . Vivid and deft.” — New York Review of Books

Maude Pratt is a legend, a photographer famous for her cutting-edge techniques and uncanny ability to strip away the masks of the world’s most recognizable celebrities and luminaries. Now in her seventies, Maude has been in the public eye since the 1920s, and her

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“Never a dull moment . . . Vivid and deft.” — New York Review of Books

Maude Pratt is a legend, a photographer famous for her cutting-edge techniques and uncanny ability to strip away the masks of the world’s most recognizable celebrities and luminaries. Now in her seventies, Maude has been in the public eye since the 1920s, and her unparalleled portfolio includes intimate portraits of Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, and Picasso. While Maude possesses a singular capability to expose the inner lives of her subjects, she is obsessive about protecting her own, hiding her deepest secret in the “picture palace” of her memory. But when a young archivist comes to stay in Maude’s Cape Cod home and begins sorting through her fifty years of work, Maude is forced to face her past and come to terms, at last, with the tragedies she’s buried.

“A breathtaking tale . . . Intangibly, intricately brilliant.” — Telegraph (UK)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544340800
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/21/2014
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
774,189
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and Cape Cod.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sucks dont' read