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Author Robuck, Erika.

Title Fallen beauty / Erika Robuck.

Publication Info. New York, New York : New American Library, [2014]


Description 360 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-360).
Summary "Upstate New York, 1928. Laura Kelley and the man she loves sneak away from their judgmental town to attend a performance of the scandalous Ziegfeld Follies. But the dark consequences of their night of daring and delight reach far into the future.... That same evening, Bohemian poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her indulgent husband hold a wild party in their remote mountain estate, hoping to inspire her muse. Millay declares her wish for a new lover who will take her to unparalleled heights of passion and poetry, but for the first time, the man who responds will not bend completely to her will.... Two years later, Laura, an unwed seamstress struggling to support her daughter, and Millay, a woman fighting the passage of time, work together secretly to create costumes for Millay's next grand tour. As their complex, often uneasy friendship develops amid growing local condemnation, each woman is forced to confront what it means to be a fallen woman...and to decide for herself what price she is willing to pay to live a full life"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 -- Fiction.
Women poets -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Women dressmakers -- Fiction.
Unmarried mothers -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780451418906 (paperback)
0451418905 (paperback)

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