Gwen is living in Paris in a garret suited to her artist's calling. She spends most of her life not painting. Her lover, Rodin, is becoming inattentive... He says to paint while I wait but my jar of brushes remains on the mantelpiece beside the primroses just plucked. A work of art is a little beating heart, a little beating, palpitating heart and I have no palpitations, no beats to spare, not while Rodin is alive.
"Bethell's prose is like a rain shower of language, dark and mysterious." - Jo Mazelis
Used availability for Zillah Bethell's Girl in Profile
April 2016 : UK Paperback
April 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition