The Muse

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062409935

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About the Author

Jessie Burton was born in 1982 and went to school in south London. Her favourite subjects were story-writing, sleeping and ice-cream eating. After studying at Oxford University, the highlight of which was playing a rose and a fox in The Little Prince, she went on to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She worked hard for nine years as an actress and a PA before her first novel, The Miniaturist, was published. The Miniaturist was translated into over thirty languages and has sold over a million copies around the world. Her second novel, The Muse, was published in July 2016 and is also a no.1 bestseller. She shares her home with a cat called Margot and some very nice friends - some real, others quite imagined.

Reviews

The Muse is a brilliantly realised story, and the parallel narratives are perfectly balanced, propelling the story forward at break-neck speed... Jessie Burton can expect more awards to soon be coming her way.--Sunday Herald, Scotland
"A complex, vividly drawn tale... The intricate way in which Burton pulls the two plots together is unexpected and impressive, a most original story about creative freedom, finding one's voice, and the quest for artistic redemption."--Publishers Weekly
"[A] smart blend of literary and commercial fiction with intriguing characters and a compelling mystery at its center... Burton creatively infuses historical fiction with mystery in her exploration of the far-reaching consequences of deception, the relationship between art and artist, and the complex trajectory of women's desires.--Booklist
"A simmering historical love story"--Glamour UK
"Like its predecessor, this is a tale with a refreshingly feminist slant, interested in the slipperiness of meaning"--Daily Mail (UK)
"[A] rich palette of ideas and emotions... The novel excellently explores the writing process itself."--Independent (UK)
"If you read and loved The Miniaturist, Burton's enchanting bestseller set in 17th-century Amsterdam, The Muse arrives just in time for the end of summer... Love, war, desire, and art--it's all here."--Elle
"The Muse... asks us to pay close attention, given the unexpected paths that wander variously through time, race, global politics and art history...[A] well crafted tale that draws you in, and in the end, respects you as a reader."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Jessie Burton meticulously reconstructs two different worlds... and ruminates on the nature of truth in art.. Told with remarkable care and evident research... A serpentine tale about art, truth and artistic ambition... [A] beautifully constructed story of art, ambition and the sacrifices one makes in the pursuit of both."--Bookreporter.com