The Queen's Prophet

The Queen's Prophet

Inspired by Velázquez’s baroque masterpiece, Las Meninas, The Queen’s Prophet is an imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain (featured prominently in Velázquez’s painting) and her struggle for survival and self-determination at a time when dwarfs were kept by aristocracy as pets, prophets, and good luck charms.

When the Countess of Walther dies at her German estate, her loyal dwarfess Maria-Barbara is forced to work as a prophet for a traveling… (more)

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Patitucci is to be commended for tackling a tricky location and time in history.... She really does make the extravagance of every jewel on the king’s finger apparent, as well as the cruelty of society, come to vivid life.

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Publisher: Turner (October 31, 2017)

Language: English

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