Reviews for The Painting

Library Journal
Every so often you start a novel that you can't put down; Schuyler's debut is such a book. The book has everything--believable and interesting characters, fascinating social commentary, and a lively pace.

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These intertwining stories blend seamlessly and give the reader glimpses both of Paris as Prussia invades and of Japan during the Meiji Restoration.

Art is both seductress and salve in this iridescent first novel set in late-nineteenth-century Japan and France. Desperately unhappy in her arranged marriage, young, beautiful Ayoshi retreats to her studio, where she paints erotic watercolors of a former lover.

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