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The Canvas of the World

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529403848

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Arriving at the Paris Exposition of 1900, Aileen Bowman is an unusual woman. A journalist in her mid-thirties, unmarried, independent, she has been sent to cover the event for the New York Tribune, but the arrival of this woman who is unafraid to speak her mind, liberated from constraints of her gender and class, soon creates a stir in the city of lights.

In the course of a story that immerses us in the heart of the city under construction, from the emerging metropolis to neighborhood brothels frequented by artists and bohemians, the singular personality of Aileen merges with this city that suddenly finds itself at the heart of the world.

Reviews

Intense and sparkling
Nils C. Ahl, Le Monde
An epic - sensual and romantic
Alexandra Schwartzbrod, Libération
[Varenne's] writing is always intelligent and thought-provoking
Paul Burke, NB Magazine