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The relationship between the artist and her muse lasted less than a year, yet in 1980, just before Tamara died, she was working on a copy of Beautiful Rafaela. Author Ellis Avery imagines their affair from Rafaela’s point of view, and the final day of Tamara’s life from the painter’s point of view. A window into Jazz Age Paris as the forces of history close in, The Last Nude is a story of genius and craft, art and money, friendship and desire.
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By Here-and-faraway on 04-06-12
A Good Read
Would you listen to The Last Nude again? Why?
Maybe in a few years because of its poetic writing and strong narration.
What did you like best about this story?
The narration hooked and held me in. The story's protagonist, Rafaela, is a complex and sympathetic character. While I wanted the best for her, she enters into what looks like doomed romance. I kept listening to find out what would happen to her. Would she find true love or end up with a broken heart?
The story itself, while very good, is not excellent. The villains are a little too campy for my taste. Rafaela (the protagonist) and the audiobook narrators do an excellent job holding the story together. Ellis Avery (the author) has a gift for descriptive writing.
What does Th??r??se Plummer and Barbara Caruso bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?
The narration is what sucked me in. Brilliantly done.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I wouldn't quite call the book a
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