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- DescriptionIn this breathtaking historical vel by the acclaimed author of the bestselling Frida, Barbara Mujica reimagines the dramatic life and loves of the Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velazquez. Narrated by the mysterious model who posed for The Toilet of Venus, Velazquez s only surviving female nude, I Am Venus is the riveting account of a great artist s rise to prominence, set against the backdrop of political turmoil and romantic scandal. A sweeping story of scandal and passion, and a vivid recreation of a corrupt kingdom on the brink of collapse, I Am Venus is a thrilling vel that brings to life the public and private worlds of Spain s greatest painter.
- Author BiographyBarbara Mujica is a novelist, short story writer, critic, professor of Spanish at Georgetown University, and a contributor to many publications, such as The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of the novels The Deaths of Don Bernardo, Frida, and Sister Teresa, and lives in Washington, D.C.
- Author(s)Barbara Mujica
- PublisherOverlook Books
- Date of Publication29/07/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOverlook Books
- Weight259 g
- Width136 mm
- Height209 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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