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"Franco, the author of more 80 children's books, re-tells the tragic history of famed sculptor August Rodin's artistic muse, Camille Claudel (1864-1943), in a bittersweet modern fable more reminiscent of the recent Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris, than of the earlier French drama, Camille Claudel. After California teenager Jesse Lucas touches a sculpture in the Stanford University Rodin Garden one evening in 2008 on his way to his performance art summer school class, the spirit of Claudel emerges from the statue in the form of a naked 18-year-old girl who calls herself Cat. In alternating chapters, Jesse and Cat narrate their intertwining stories, while grappling with both internal and external demons. For Jesse, it's his abusive and alcoholic father; for Cat, it's the memories of an all-consuming love affair with Rodin that ended in heartbreak and psychosis when he refused to leave another woman for her. While Jesse and time-traveling Cat's relationship is doomed, the two help each other reconcile with the past and let go of the anger that threatens to consume each of them. Described as Franco's debut adult novel, this magical tale of angst-ridden teenagers confronting adulthood in a plot that's a seamless blend of fiction, biography, and contemporary culture is bound to cross over into the young adult and new adult realms. Agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Literary Agency. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9781440566349
Author:
Franco, Betsy
Publisher:
Tyrus Books
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
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Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Age Level:
Literature-Coming of Age

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Franco, the author of more 80 children's books, re-tells the tragic history of famed sculptor August Rodin's artistic muse, Camille Claudel (1864-1943), in a bittersweet modern fable more reminiscent of the recent Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris, than of the earlier French drama, Camille Claudel. After California teenager Jesse Lucas touches a sculpture in the Stanford University Rodin Garden one evening in 2008 on his way to his performance art summer school class, the spirit of Claudel emerges from the statue in the form of a naked 18-year-old girl who calls herself Cat. In alternating chapters, Jesse and Cat narrate their intertwining stories, while grappling with both internal and external demons. For Jesse, it's his abusive and alcoholic father; for Cat, it's the memories of an all-consuming love affair with Rodin that ended in heartbreak and psychosis when he refused to leave another woman for her. While Jesse and time-traveling Cat's relationship is doomed, the two help each other reconcile with the past and let go of the anger that threatens to consume each of them. Described as Franco's debut adult novel, this magical tale of angst-ridden teenagers confronting adulthood in a plot that's a seamless blend of fiction, biography, and contemporary culture is bound to cross over into the young adult and new adult realms. Agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Literary Agency. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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