These Good Hands

Carol Bruneau

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ISBN: 9781771086172

These Good Hands

  Author:   Carol Bruneau    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Captive to a staggering genius and mounting paranoia, Mademoiselle—the fictional incarnation of legendary French sculptor Camille Claudel—relives her art-making in Belle Époque Paris from the asylum where she’s been captive for thirty years. The year is 1943, the height of the Vichy regime in war-torn France, and salvation comes in the form of Solange Poitier, the nurse who cares for Mademoiselle in her final days, and their growing friendship. In this compassionate, deftly-researched novel melding art history and storytelling, art and medicine mingle in the characters’ rejection of the misogynistic conditions that would stifle their deepest ambitions and gifts. Best known as Rodin’s muse and mistress, Claudel is given a voice here that’s fiercely hers and her art a recognition long due.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771086172
Item NB1374
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onNovember 14 2017
Language eng
Pages 320
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5(in)
Shipping weight391(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Carol Bruneau is the author of three short story collections and four novels. Her first novel, Purple for Sky, won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. Her 2007 novel, Glass Voices, was a Globe and Mail Best Book. Her reviews, stories, and essays have appeared nationwide in newspapers, journals, and anthologies, and two of her novels have been published internationally. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband, their dog, and their cat.