The Painted Girls

The Painted Girls

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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Paris, 1878. Following the death of their father from overwork, the three van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without their father's wages, and with what little their mother earns as a laundress disappearing down the absinthe bottle, eviction from their single boarding room seems imminent. With few options for work available for a girl, bookish fourteen-year-old Marie and her younger sister Charlotte are dispatched to the Paris Opera, where for a scant seven francs a week, the girls will be trained to enter its famous ballet. Their older sister, stubborn and insolent seventeen-year-old Antoinette, dismissed from the ballet, finds herself launched into the orbit of É mile Zola and the influence of his notorious naturalist masterpiece L'Assommoir— and into the arms of a young man who may turn out to be a murderer.Marie throws herself into dance, hoping her natural gift and hard work will enable her to escape her circumstances, but the competition to become one...
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781481593236
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Cassandra

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