'What is it that makes American authors excel at depicting marriage? Alice Hoffman's The Marriage of Opposites is one of the best novels on the subject ... not least because the opposites of its title embrace not just gender but race, class and religion ... Hoffman's sensuous prose is ideally suited to describing the landscape ... As intoxicating as the finest island rum' Independent on The Marriage of Opposites 'Hoffman is a master of evocatively described places ... This captivating novel transports the reader to a sensual world of lush tropical landscapes, colonial opulence and conflicted passions' The Lady on The Marriage of Opposites 'Alice Hoffman's fictionalised biography of Rachel Pizzarro's life is an evocative, sensitive and historically rich portrayal of a woman living ahead of her time' The Observer on The Marriage of OppositesReseña del editor:
From the Top Ten bestselling author of The Dovekeepers, to be a television mini-series in 2015, comes a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St Thomas about one of history's most captivating 'invisible' women: Rachel Pissarro, the rebellious, headstrong Jewish mother of impressionist painter Camille Pissarro - who in 1825 defied her insular religious community to follow her heart. Inspired by a true story, this sweeping romance follows the course of one woman's dramatic life. Rachel's mother never forgave Rachel for not being a boy. The daughter of a merchant, Rachel is married off as a teenager to a local widower whose business will help her father's; she finds herself suddenly running a household and stepmother to three children. When her husband dies unexpectedly, his 22-year-old nephew, Frederick, arrives from France to settle the estate, only to fall passionately in love with both Rachel and the glorious island of her birth.Their love sparks a scandal in the little town - one that has reverberations halfway across the globe. One of the children of this defiant, passionate union is Jacobo Camille Pissarro, a serious and stubborn little boy who, inspired by his mother's iron will and faith in her own heart, will grow up to become the Father of Impressionism.
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Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster UK Aug 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 233x151x27 mm. Neuware - From the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers comes a love story about one of history's most captivating 'invisible' women: Rachel, the mother of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro.Growing up on the idyllic island of St Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their tight-knit refugee community of Jews who escaped the European Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for refusing to live by the rules. But Rachel's fate is not in her own hands: in order to secure the future of her father's business, she is married off to a widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome nephew Frédéric arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes control of her life, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal affecting her entire family, including her favourite son, Camille Pissarro, who will one day become a founder member of the Impressionists and one of history's greatest artists. 369 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781471112102