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The Muse - A Novel

Jessie Burton

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From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist comes a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women-a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London, and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain-and the powerful mystery that ties them together. England, 1967. Odelle Bastien is a Caribbean émigré trying to make her way in London. When she starts working at the prestigious Skelton Institute of Art, she discovers a painting rumored to be the work of Isaac Robles, a young artist of immense talent and vision whose mysterious death has confounded the art world for decades. The excitement over the painting is matched by the intrigue around the conflicting stories of its discovery. Drawn into a complex web of secrets and deceptions, Odelle does not know what to believe or who she can trust, including her mesmerizing colleague, Marjorie Quick. Spain, 1936. Olive Schloss, the daughter of a Viennese Jewish art dealer and an English heiress, follows her parents to Arazuelo, a poor, restless village on the southern coast. She grows close to Teresa, a young housekeeper, and Teresa's half-brother, Isaac Robles, an idealistic and ambitious painter newly returned from the Barcelona salons. A dilettante buoyed by the revolutionary fervor that will soon erupt into civil war, Isaac dreams of being a painter as famous as his countryman Picasso. Raised in poverty, these illegitimate children of the local landowner revel in exploiting the wealthy Anglo-Austrians. Insinuating themselves into the Schloss family's lives, Teresa and Isaac help Olive conceal her artistic talents with devastating consequences that will echo into the decades to come. Rendered in exquisite detail, The Muse is a passionate and enthralling tale of desire, ambition, and the ways in which the tides of history inevitably shape and define our lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bahni Turpin, Maria Elena Infantino

Length:

13h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

32:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:07