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The Muse

(2016)
A novel by

 
From the number-one internationally best-selling author of The Miniaturist comes a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women - a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain - and the powerful mystery that ties them together.

England, 1967. Odelle Bastien is a Caribbean emigre trying to make her way in London. When she starts working at the prestigious Skelton Institute of Art, she discovers a painting rumored to be the work of Isaac Robles, a young artist of immense talent and vision whose mysterious death has confounded the art world for decades. The excitement over the painting is matched by the intrigue around the conflicting stories of its discovery. Drawn into a complex web of secrets and deceptions, Odelle does not know what to believe or who she can trust, including her mesmerizing colleague, Marjorie Quick.

Spain, 1936. Olive Schloss, the daughter of a Viennese Jewish art dealer and an English heiress, follows her parents to Arazuelo, a poor, restless village on the southern coast. She grows close to Teresa, a young housekeeper, and Teresa's half brother, Isaac Robles, an idealistic and ambitious painter newly returned from the Barcelona salons. A dilettante buoyed by the revolutionary fervor that will soon erupt into civil war, Isaac dreams of being a painter as famous as his countryman, Picasso.

Raised in poverty, these illegitimate children of the local landowner revel in exploiting the wealthy Anglo-Austrians. Insinuating themselves into the Schloss family's lives, Teresa and Isaac help Olive conceal her artistic talents with devastating consequences that will echo into the decades to come.

Rendered in exquisite detail, The Muse is a passionate and enthralling tale of desire, ambition, and the ways in which the tides of history inevitably shape and define our lives.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Muse: A Novel
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 0-06-240992-1 / 978-0-06-240992-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 1-4472-5094-X / 978-1-4472-5094-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

August 2017 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 1-4434-4498-7 / 978-1-4434-4498-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Muse: A Novel
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 0-06-240993-X / 978-0-06-240993-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

December 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 1-4472-5097-4 / 978-1-4472-5097-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 1-5098-4523-2 / 978-1-5098-4523-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2016 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 1-4434-4497-9 / 978-1-4434-4497-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 0-06-247161-9 / 978-0-06-247161-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 1-4472-5096-6 / 978-1-4472-5096-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 1-5047-3603-6 / 978-1-5047-3603-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Muse: A Novel
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 1-5047-3604-4 / 978-1-5047-3604-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Muse: A Novel
Author(s): Jessie Burton
ISBN: 1-5047-3605-2 / 978-1-5047-3605-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Muse: A Novel
Author(s): Jessie Burton
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

June 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Muse: A Novel
Author(s): Jessie Burton
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Muse
Author(s): Jessie Burton
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


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