The Madhouse Nudes

The Madhouse Nudes

by Robert Schultz

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The Madhouse Nudes by Robert Schultz

John Ordway is an artist obsessed with his work. In New York City that preoccupation merely aroused the ire of feminist art critics, but now that he and his girlfriend, Jamie, a potter and weaver, have retreated to tiny Delphi, Iowa, he finds himself the object of a more pointed suspicion.

Then Jaime leaves him, and one of his local models is attacked. Surrounded by judgment and no longer able to view his work with detachment, he is forced to question the impulses that drive him to it. As events spin out of control, he must answer questions of urgent personal importance: What is the fate of a body in the world? And what does it mean for a man to see a woman truly?

Art collides with life, painfully and revealingly, in this evocative first novel, which brings a poet's sensibility to the charged question of women's bodies and men's desires. Subtly conceived and artfully executed, THE MADHOUSE NUDES is part love story, part mystery, a brave exploration of guilt and innocence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416593553
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 02/12/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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