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Author Howard, Kate, author.

Title The ornatrix / Kate Howard.

Publication Info. New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    HOWARD,KAT    DUE 09-28-21 Billed
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Description 300 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary Born with a strange birthmark on her face, Flavia is alienated even from her family. She leaves her sheltered childhood and becomes an ornatrix, a hairdresser and personal maid to a former courtesan. Ghostanza draws her into a world of desire and jealousy lurking behind the wealth and privilege of Perugia. In a society where admiration is everything and perfection is the ultimate, elusive goal, Flavia soon finds beauty in her grasp in the form of the poisonous but stunning white lead cerussa. What lengths will she go to, to leave her marked face behind?
Subject Birthmarks -- Fiction.
Perugia (Italy) -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Howard, Kate. Ornatrix London : Duckworth Overlook, 2016 9780715650974
ISBN 9781468313826

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