Paris Red: A Novel

Paris Red: A Novel

by Maureen Gibbon

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Overview

For readers of Girl with a Pearl Earring, a “beautiful, brilliant, delicious” (Elizabeth McCracken) novel about Edouard Manet’s muse.

Paris, 1862. A young girl in a threadbare dress and green boots, hungry for experience, meets the mysterious and wealthy artist Édouard Manet. The encounter will change her—and the art world—forever.

At seventeen, Victorine Meurent abandons her old life to become immersed in the Parisian society of dance halls and cafés, meeting writers and artists like Baudelaire and Alfred Stevens. As Manet’s model, Victorine explores a world of new possibilities and stirs the artist to push the boundaries of painting in his infamous portrait Olympia, which scandalizes even the most cosmopolitan city.

Manet becomes himself because of Victorine. But who does she become, that figure on the divan?

Intense, erotic, and beautifully wrought, Paris Red evokes the unconventional love story of a painter and his muse that changed the history of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393244465
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/20/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Maureen Gibbon is the author of two previous novels. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the New
York Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune,
Playboy, Byliner, and elsewhere. She lives in Park Rapids, Minnesota.

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