Broken Colors by Michele Zackheim

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"A profoundly original, beautifully written work, so emotionally accurate that it tears at the heart. I read it without stopping."-Gerald Stern

Sophie Marks' path to artistic and personal fulfillment takes her from World War II England to postwar Paris and the Italian countryside. She leaves Europe in 1967 and spends the next two decades in the American Southwest. Acclaimed at last as an artist, she returns to England to confront the hidden memories of her childhood and test the possibilities of a renewed love, a passion ripened by maturity.


About Michele Zackheim

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Michele Zackheim is the author of one previous novel, Violette's Embrace, and one work of nonfiction, Einstein's Daughter: The Search for Lieserl. Before turning to writing, Zackheim worked as a visual artist and has shown in numerous museums and galleries.
Published October 1, 2007 by Europa Editions. 288 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Their fear of death overwhelms their desire for life.” Sophie grows up talented but also isolated—“odd, disjointed, and aloof.” During World War II, when she is in her 20s, her entire family, including her illegitimate son André, is destroyed during the German bombing, so Sophie begins afresh, wi...

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Broken Colors is the novel of a talented female artist who must come to grips with the difficult realities of life.

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