In nineteenth-century France, a woman's role was explicitly defined; she was a daughter, then a wife, then a mother. This view was held by novelist and poet Victor Hugo, but not by his daughter, pianist and poet Adele Hugo. Under such constraints, what's a woman of passion to do? Syncopation, by Elizabeth Caulfield Felt, breathes life into the unconventional thoughts of this controversial female figure. An elderly Adele recounts her desperate attempts to gain personal freedom. Her memoir blurs the fine line between truth and madness, in a narrative that is off-kilter... skewed...syncopated.
|Publisher:||Elizabeth Caulfield Felt|
|File size:||325 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Elizabeth Caulfield Felt has worked as a cross-pollinator, book seller, cashier, librarian, typist, secretary, teacher, but always as a writer! She reads voraciously, nearly every genre, and writes in multiple genres. Her first Smashwords novel is historical fiction for adults: Syncopation: a memoir of Adele Hugo is the fictionalized autobiography of Victor Hugo's scandalous daughter. Soon to be released novels include a series of steampunk fairy tales for middle grade and young adult readers. Elizabeth has lived in seven different states and three different countries. She speaks one language extremely well, another moderately well, can get by in a third, and loves the music of unknown languages.