|Pages/Publication Date:||352 / 2019|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster.|
June 1937. Elizabeth Bishop, still only a young woman and not yet one of the most influential poets of the 20th century, arrives in France with her college roommates. They are in search of an escape from the protective world of Vassar College, but the world is changing, and as they explore the City of Light, the larger threat of fascism is looming. There, they meet a community of upper-crust expatriates who not only bring them along on a life-changing adventure, but also into an underground world of rebellion that will quietly alter the course of Elizabeth's life forever.
"Inspired by a missing period in poet Elizabeth Bishop's journals, Wieland imagines her adventures in France.... Finely written.... Wieland creates an unsettled, dread-soaked atmosphere appropriate to the period."—Kirkus Reviews