The Age of Light A Novel

By: Scharer, Whitney

Price: $54.00

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Book Condition: Fine

376pp. 8vo (9.50" x 6.25"). Quarter bound cloth and paper over boards, stamped spine. Author has signed her name only to the title page. Book has a number line starting with 1, is a stated first edition, is unread, unmarked, unclipped ($28.00), is tight, bright, and Brodart protected. Spine ends gently bumped. This debut novel is based on the life of photographer Lee Miller in Paris before and during WW 2. Gift quality.

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"Rapturous and razor sharp all at once, The Age of Light fearlessly unzips anything we might know of Lee Miller as model and muse and recasts her as artist, free thinker and architect of a singular and unapologetic life. This novel sparks on every page." --Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Love and Ruin

A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light tells the true story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. As they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever.

Lee's journey of self-discovery takes took her from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, from inventing radical new photography techniques to documenting the liberation of the concentration camps as one of the first female war correspondents. Through it all, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to stay true to herself while also fulfilling her artistic ambition--and what she will have to sacrifice to do so.

Told in alternating timelines of 1930s Paris and the battlefields of WWII, this sensuous, richly researched and imagined debut novel brings to light the life of a fearless, original artist--a woman whose name and art should be known by everyone.

Title: The Age of Light A Novel

Author Name: Scharer, Whitney

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Co.: 2019

ISBN Number: 0316524085

ISBN Number 13: 9780316524087

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002670