The Muse

The Muse

From the #1 internationally bestselling 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 émigré 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… (more)

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The Muse was a pleasant surprise, a seriously good read about serious truths, challenging ideas, and painful history that still leaves readers hopeful that good people manage and good things happen in this world.

Some of the language used to convey the characters’ emotional predicaments feels a little overwrought, but Burton’s imaginative elasticity comes through even when the plot starts to tie itself in knots, as it does towards the end.


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Publisher: Ecco (July 26, 2016)

Language: English


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