The Muse (Paperback)

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Bold and talented but capricious, portrait artist Ada Sutter has escaped an unpromising background to hone her craft in Florence, Italy. Bewitched by the beauty of Renaissance art, she labors to replicate the work of the Italian masters. She can duplicate any technique, but what she really seeks - the source, the wellspring of genuine inspiration - remains elusive. What's worse, an expert tells her that her work is banal and derivative. She's ready to trade it all in for Italian babies and sex on the beach. And then the Muse himself appears. Indifferent, androgynous, seductive, he draws everyone - even his own mother - into an erotic vortex of creative power. Grappling with him in a fever of artistic and sexual ferment, Ada's own voice is finally released, upending her life and her work. Paul Gauguin once said that art is either plagiarism or revolution. Ada chooses revolution.

About the Author

Sylvia Gilbertson was born in Gary, Indiana. A former civil litigator, she left the practice of law to study medicinal herbs and wild plants, eventually moving to the mountains of northern Italy, where she and her husband raised their family. She is now a freelance legal translator in Madison, Wisconsin. Her short fiction has appeared in Wisconsin People and Ideas, the magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, and Black Heart Magazine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780985842741
ISBN-10: 0985842741
Publisher: Effertrux
Publication Date: October 30th, 2013
Pages: 228
Language: English