9781451655902

Girl Reading: A Novel

Ward, Katie

ISBN 10: 1451655908 / 1-4516-5590-8
ISBN 13: 9781451655902
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
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Seven portraits. Seven artists. Seven girls and women reading. 

A young orphan poses nervously for a Renaissance maestro in medieval Siena. An artist's servant girl in seventeenth-century Amsterdam snatches a moment away from her work to lose herself in tales of knights and battles. An eighteenth century female painter completes a portrait of a deceased poetess for her lover.  A Victorian medium poses with a book in one of the first photographic studios. A girl suffering her first heartbreak witnesses intellectual and sexual awakening during the Great War. A young woman reading in a bar catches the eye of a young man who takes her picture.  And in the not-so-distant future a woman navigates the rapidly developing cyber-reality that has radically altered the way people experience art and the way they live.

Each chapter of Katie Ward’s kaleidoscopic novel takes us into a perfectly imagined tale of how each portrait came to be, and as the connections accumulate, the narrative leads us into the present and beyond. In gorgeous prose Ward explores our points of connection, our relationship to art, the history of women, and the importance of reading.  This dazzlingly inventive novel that surprises and satisfies announces the career of a brilliant new writer.

 

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Book Description: Scribner. 1 Cloth(s), 2011. hard. Book Condition: New. Seven portraits, by seven artists—most of them real works—capture seven young women reading, in Katie Ward's kaleidoscopic debut novel. A young orphan poses nervously for a gruff maestro, painting his greatest work in medieval Siena; an artist's servant girl in 17th-century Amsterdam snatches a moment to lose herself in tales of knights and battles; an 18th-century female painter completes a portrait of a deceased poetess for her lover; a Victorian medium poses with a book in an early photo studio; a girl suffering her first heartbreak witnesses intellectual and sexual awakening during the Great War; and a young woman reading in a bar catches the eye of a young man who takes her picture. And in the near future, a woman navigates a cyber-reality that has radically altered the way people experience art, and life itself. "A debut of rare individuality and distinction. Katie Ward inhabits each of her seven scenes, her seven eras, with a fluent and intuitive touch, and sentence by sentence, deft and mercurial, she surpasses the readers' expectations. What is set down on the page has a rich and allusive hinterland, so that the reader's imagination has a space to work, and what is unsaid has its own fascination. The writing is full of light and shadow, alive with fresh and startling perceptions."—Hilary Mantel"Just like classic novel plots, certain artistic motifs are repeated, reimagined, and reinterpreted again and again through the centuries. Ward takes six existing (and one wholly imagined) portraits of women reading, fashioning fascinating fictional accounts of both artist and subject for each one. Beginning with Simone Martini's Annunciation (1333) and culminating in the not-so-distant future with a climactic tale revolving around the only image that is a figment of the writer's imagination, these thematic chapters have much to say about the nature of womanhood, relationships, and the creative process. Though sure to evoke comparisons to Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring, this book-club natural stands on its own merits."—Booklist 342. Bookseller Inventory # 42035

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