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The painted girls: A Novel

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Grouped Work ID4147418f-5d73-e748-3150-0f3abad71171
Grouping Titlepainted girls
Grouping Authorcathy marie buchanan
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-10-18 05:22:48AM
Last Indexed2021-10-18 05:37:48AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781594486241

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Paris, 1878. Following the death of their father from overwork, the three van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without their father's wages, and with what little their mother earns as a laundress disappearing down the absinthe bottle, eviction from their single boarding room seems imminent. With few options for work available for a girl, bookish fourteen-year-old Marie and her younger sister Charlotte are dispatched to the Paris Opera, where for a scant seven francs a week, the girls will be trained to enter its famous ballet. Their older sister, stubborn and insolent seventeen-year-old Antoinette, dismissed from the ballet, finds herself launched into the orbit of Émile Zola and the influence of his notorious naturalist masterpiece L'Assommoir—and into the arms of a young man who may turn out to be a murderer.

Marie throws herself into dance, hoping her natural gift and hard work will enable her to escape her circumstances, but the competition to become one of the famous étoiles at whose feet flowers are thrown nightly is fierce, and Marie is forced to turn elsewhere to make money. Cripplingly self-conscious about her low-class appearance, she nonetheless finds herself modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized in his controversial sculpture Little Dancer, Aged 14. Antoinette, meanwhile, descends lower and lower in society and must make the choice between honest labor as a laundress and the more profitable avenues available to a young woman in the Paris demimonde—that is unless her love for the dangerous Émile Abadie derails her completely.

Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, The Painted Girls is ultimately a tale of two remarkable girls rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of "civilized society." In the end, each will come to realize that her individual salvation, if not survival, lies with the other.

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subject_facetArtists' models -- Fiction
Ballet dancers -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Paris (France) -- History -- 1870-1940 -- Fiction
Sisters -- France -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_displayThe painted girls
title_fullThe Painted Girls A Novel
The painted girls / Cathy Marie Buchanan
title_shortThe painted girls
title_subA Novel
topic_facetArtists' models
Ballet dancers
Historical Fiction
Teenage girls