9781451682694

Eight Girls Taking Pictures A Novel

  • ISBN 13:

    9781451682694

  • ISBN 10:

    1451682697

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/06/2012
  • Publisher: Scribner

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Summary

From the bestselling author of How to Make an American Quiltcomes a powerful and sweeping novel inspired by the lives of famous female photographers. A deeply affecting meditation on the lives of women artists, Whitney Otto's vivid novel explores the ambitions, passions, conflicts and desires of eight female photographers throughout the twentieth century. This spectacular cast of spirited, larger-than-life women offers wide-ranging insight about the times in which they lived. From San Francisco to New York, London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Rome, Otto spins a magical, romantic tale that creates a compelling portrait of the history of feminism and of photography. While their circumstances may differ, the tensions these women experiencefrom wanting a private life or a public life; passion or security; art or domesticity; children or creative freedomare universal. Otto seamlessly weaves together eight breathtaking vignettes to form a moving and emotionally satisfying novel.

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