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The Age of Light

(2019)
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For fans of Mrs Hemingway and The Paris Wife, Whitney Scharer's The Age of Light is the riveting, vivid and powerful story of the photographer Lee Miller andher lover, Man Ray.

Model. Muse. Lover. Artist.

Paris, 1929. Lee Miller has abandoned her life in New York and a modelling career at Vogue to pursue her dream of becoming a photographer. When she catches the eye of artist Man Ray she convinces him to hire her as his assistant. Man is an egotistical, charismatic force and they soon embark upon a passionate affair.

Lee and Man spend their days working closely in the studio and their nights at smoky cabarets and wild parties. But as Lee begins to assert herself, and to create pioneering work of her own, Man's jealousy spirals out of control and leads to a betrayal that threatens to destroy them both . . .

‘Powerful, sensual and gripping’ - Madeleine Miller, author of Circe
‘Fans of Mrs Hemingway and The Paris Wife will love this one’ - Elle

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"When I first read THE AGE OF LIGHT, I thought it might have been written expressly for me, since it has everything I love in it: photography, sex, love, war, 1920s Paris, a relationship struggle between two artists, a woman's journey from model to photographer, and the most exquisite writing. Then I realized: this magnetic, addictive novel will beguile every reader. Read it, read it!" - Jenna Blum

"Whitney Scharer’s storytelling is utterly immersive and gorgeous in its details . . . powerful, sensual and gripping." - Madeline Miller

"A startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman’s self-transformation from muse into artist." - Celeste Ng

"An extraordinary young woman discovers love and art and betrayal among the artists of 1930s Paris and documents the horrors of war through her singular camera lens. An uplifting, heartbreaking and altogether immersive read." - Helen Simonson

"A masterpiece, The Age of Light is a searing, evocative novel of love and war, and a woman's fierce determination to transcend her role as muse and remake the world through her own art. Whitney Scharer is a remarkably gifted storyteller - a major new voice in historical fiction." - Dawn Tripp


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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Age of Light
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
ISBN: 1-5098-8912-4 / 978-1-5098-8912-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Age of Light: A Novel
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
ISBN: 0-316-52408-5 / 978-0-316-52408-7 (USA edition)
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Age of Light
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ISBN: 1-5098-8915-9 / 978-1-5098-8915-0 (UK edition)
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Age of Light: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-316-52414-X / 978-0-316-52414-8 (USA edition)
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Age of Light
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ISBN: 1-5098-8913-2 / 978-1-5098-8913-6 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Age of Light: A Novel
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February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Age of Light: A Novel
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
ISBN: 1-5491-7342-1 / 978-1-5491-7342-4 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Age of Light
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Age of Light
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
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Title: The Age of Light
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February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Age of Light: Library Edition
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
ISBN: 1-5491-7810-5 / 978-1-5491-7810-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Age of Light: A Novel
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
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Title: The Age of Light: A Novel
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
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February 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Age of Light
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
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February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Age of Light: A Novel
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
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January 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Age of Light
Author(s): Whitney Scharer
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