Late 1800's Vienna: Alma Schindler yearns to be a composer. But Alma loses her heart to the great Gustav Mahler, who demands that she give up composing as a condition for their marriage. Blinded by love and her awe of his genius, Alma agrees. But when tragedy strikes her young family, her innocence is lost and a startling new Alma emerges: one who refuses to choose between freedom and love. Shocking even herself, Alma unleashes her hypnotic power over men & triumphs over those who would dominate her. She becomes their indispensable muse, the goddess they yearn for but can never possess. One of the most notorious and controversial women of her time, Alma was the archetypal free spirit, her own woman to the last.
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Mary Sharratt is an American writer who has lived in the Pendle region of Lancashire, England, for the past seven years. Winner of the 2005 WILLA Literary Award and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist, Mary has also written the acclaimed novels Summit Avenue, The Real Minerva, and The Vanishing Point, Sharratt is also the coeditor of the subversive fiction anthology Bitch Lit, a celebration of female antiheroes, strong women who break all the rules.