Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

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GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE tells the story of an imaginary painting by Vermeer, and the aspirations and longings of those whose lives it illuminates, and darkens. From a proud father regretting his lost love to a compromised French noblewoman, from a hanged girl to Vermeer's own gifted daughter, Susan Vreeland's beautiful and luminous tales link to form an evocative jewel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 14mm | 140.62g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 074726659X
  • 9780747266594

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'This is not just another book with a Vermer on the dust jacket...[but] an illuminating meditation on the nature of art...This beautifully imagined and written a work of art itself' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Subtle and impressive debut.' -- Publishers Weekly 'Intelligent, searching and unusual, the novel is filled with luminous moments; like the painting it describes so well, it has a way of lingering in the reader's mind' -- Katy Emck, New York Times Review of Books 'A work of art' -- New York Post
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About Susan Vreeland

Susan Vreeland teaches art and English in San Diego, California. Her short fiction has been widely published, and GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE has already been sold in six countries.
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33,550 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 22% (7,430)
4 38% (12,750)
3 31% (10,496)
2 7% (2,311)
1 2% (563)
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