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"When was the last time you felt this comfortable in a relationship?" – An ad for sneakers"You can love it without getting your heart broken." – An ad for a car "Until I find a real man, I'll settle for a real smoke." – A woman in a cigarette adMany advertisements these…
Positing the art of biography as an act of resurrection and possession, this novel brings to life a vividly detailed, subtly erotic tale about secret loves and the fascinating artists and intellectuals-Oscar Wilde, John Singer Sargent, Henry James, Robert Browning, Bernard Berenson-who challenged and inspired each other during an age of repression.
Melissa Pritchard is the author of eight books of fiction, including The Odditorium, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. Among other honors, her books have received the Flannery O'Connor, Janet Heidinger Kafka, and Carl Sandburg awards, and two of her short fiction collections were New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice selections.