Dede Crane’s One Madder Woman has been selected as one of the Globe and Mail‘s best independent reads to pick up this fall.
Dede Crane’s One Madder Woman (Freehand) recaptures the artistic and political radicalism of the Impressionists before they were Impressionists, focusing on the life of painter Berthe Morisot (1841–1895) and her intense love for her sister Edma, which later turned into rivalry and then a nascent feminism. A historical novel moving at the pace of a water lily this is not. Under the pretty pictures is the Siege of Paris and the “Bloody Week” that ended the Paris Commune.
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