Out on 07 February 2019

The Age of Light

Whitney Scharer

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07 February 2019
9781509889112
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Synopsis

'I’d rather take a photograph than be one,' says Lee Miller, shortly after she arrives in Paris in 1929. Gorgeous and talented, Lee has left behind a successful modeling career at Vogue to pursue her dream of being an artist. There she catches the eye of the famous Surrealist artist Man Ray. An egotistical, charismatic force, Lee is drawn to him immediately. Though he initially wants to use her as a model, Lee is determined to become Man’s photography assistant instead.

As their personal and professional lives become further entwined, Lee is consumed by two desires: to become a famous photographer and to have a healthy and loving relationship. But as Lee asserts herself and moves from being a muse to an artist, Man’s jealousy spirals out of control, and their mutual betrayals threaten to destroy them both.

Richly detailed and filled with a cast of famous characters, The Age of Light is a captivating historical novel about ambition, love, and the personal price of making art. In exploring Lee’s complicated and fascinating history, Whitney Scharer has brought a brilliant and pioneering artist out of the shadow of a man’s story and into the light.

The Age of Light is a startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman’s self-transformation from muse to artist

Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere

Whitney Scharer’s storytelling is utterly immersive and gorgeous in its details

Madeline Miller, New York Times bestselling author of Circe