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Sunflowers Paperback – October 13, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In a knockout debut novel, art historian Bundrick (Music and Image in Classical Athens) brings Vincent Van Gogh's paintings and personal story to vibrant life. While Bundrick takes many liberties (recorded in an author's note) in her fictionalized account of Van Gogh's affair with her narrator, fille de maison Rachel Courteau, she gives Rachel such a believable voice that the proceedings seem genuine. At 35, Van Gogh meets lovable spitfire Rachel while surreptitiously sketching her in a garden. Having taken refuge in an Arles brothel after the death of her parents, Rachel greets Van Gogh as a customer not long after, and soon feelings blossom between them. Visiting friend Paul Gauguin and the cloud of Van Gogh's madness undercut the couple's bliss, as do financial troubles and Rachel's life at the maison, where she's kept a virtual prisoner. While infusing well-known historical moments (like Van Gogh's infamous self-mutilation) with vivid details, humanizing Van Gogh and putting his famous works in context, Bundrick generates an impressive volume of suspense, delight and heartbreak. (Oct.)
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“In a knockout debut novel...Bundrick brings Vincent VanGogh’s paintings and personal story to vibrant life...an impressive volume of suspense, delight and heartbreak.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“Bundrick’s well-executed historical-fiction debut will appeal to readers interested in artists and the dark forces that shape their fates.” (Booklist)
Sheramy Bundrick, an art historian writing her first novel, is up to the task. She conjures a poignant but ill-fated romance in 1888 Arles, France, between the mentally fragile painter and an obscure historical figure, a prostitute named Rachel. Fans of Girl With a Pearl Earring, take note. (USA Today)
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You could picture what all the characters looked like and felt.
I have recommended this book to most readers that I know and would recommend it to anyone interested in Van Gogh's life or paintings.
reading the descriptions of the paintings in the book and then actually seen the paintings on television and they were so good that i am looking forward to see some of his paintings at the museum.
This is a must read book