From the book jacket: In 1884, Famke Summerfugl is ousted from her convent in Denmark for sensuousness and pulled from servitude by a second-rate painter named Albert Castle. Loving to be looked at, and able to stand perfectly still without shivering, Famke is the ideal artist's model. When Albert takes his eight-foot masterpiece and leaves his model behind, Famke sets out over the Atlantic, convinced that she is his muse.
Following her debut,
Mirabilis, Susann Cokal blends pre-Raphaelite painting, American
brothels, Utahan polygamists, a bit of cross-dressing, a dynamite-wielding labor
movement, one California millionaire, and the invention of electrical sexual
stimulation (as treatment for consumption) into a comic novel that gallops
across the American West.
Comment: Breath and Bones is bawdy romp in the style of (probably more accurately described as ...
The Kopp Sisters Return!
One of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs returns in another gripping adventure based on fact.
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