Still Life

A Love Story

by Elizabeth Cooke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/21/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781458220431
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781458220424
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781458220417

About the Book

On a January day in 1927, Paris, Camille de St. Phalle, a young girl of seventeen is approached on the avenue by a prominent painter, aged forty-five, who desires to paint her portrait. The love story that ensues between the two is passionate, lasting nine years, producing a daughter, but Camille is cut off from family and friends and lives a nearly isolated life because of her choice. A series of startling events occur that bring Camille a fearful realization. Still Life is based on the true story of Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter. It is an imaginative rendition of what it must have been like for Camille to live in the orbit of an artist the stature of a Picasso.

About the Author

Elizabeth Cooke, born and bred in New York, graduated Vassar College and the Sorbonne. She is the author of eleven books. The sixth in her Paris hotel series, Intrigue at a Small Hotel, won the grand prize at the Paris Hotel Book Festival 2016. Still Life reflects her love of the history and brilliance of Paris, the City of Light.