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The Matisse Stories

ISBN13: 9780786169689
ISBN: 0786169680
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published Date:
Pages: 1
Average Goodreads rating: 3.76/5

In this elegant set of stories, three modern women are touched in different ways by the paintings of Henri Matisse. In "Medusa's Ankles," a distinguished translator visits a hair salon hoping to regain a hint of her youthful looks. Hung on the wall before her is one of Matisse's iconic portraits. In "Art Works," the three inhabitants of one household--a generous wife, her petulant husband, and their regal housekeeper--make very different artists. And in "The Chinese Lobster," a self-tortured, anorexic art student confronts the smug opulence of Matisse's nudes while pondering suicide.