The Tattoo Artist (Paperback) - Ciment, Jill

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In 1970, Sara Ehrenreich boards a small plane and returns to New York City with much fanfare; she will be featured in "Life "magazine. She has not left Ta'un'uu-the South Seas island upon which she and her husband, Philip, were marooned during a storm-in more than thirty years. Sara doesn't know that man has landed on the moon. She has never seen a ballpoint pen. Her body is covered, head to toe, in tattoos.
Flashback: it's 1918 and Sara, a shop girl and aspiring artist, meets Philip, a wealthy member of the avant-garde elite. The two fall in love, marry, and collaborate to make art, surrounded by socialites and revolutionaries-until the Depression cripples not just Sara and Philip, but most of their patrons. When Philip is offered a job gathering masks from the South Seas, they jump at a chance to escape America's sorrows, traveling to Ta'un'uu for what they think will be a week's stay.
The rest is history-a history Sara records on her skin through the traditional tattoos that become her masterpiece and provide an accounting of her days. Narrated in vivid and starkly moving prose, "The Tattoo Artist" reminds us of the unforeseeable forces that shape each human life.

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Publisher Vintage Books USA
Mfg Part# 9781400078448
SKU 202556236
Format Paperback
ISBN10 140007844X
Release Date 10/10/2006
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.75T
Praise
"Though historically fantastic, Ciment's latest is poignant and anthropologically intriguing."
"A curious work that moves back and forth in time and place. Somewhat far-fetched and slender, but unique and weirdly imaginative."
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Editors Note Sara Enrenreich, an acclaimed American painter who disappeared and has spent the past thirty years as a recluse living on a remote South Pacific island, is discovered and brought back to New York by LIFE magazine, in a novel that reveals the story of her life through a series of flashbacks. Reprint.
Editors Note 1 In 1970, Sara Ehrenreich boards a small plane and returns to New York City with much fanfare; she will be featured in Life magazine. She has not left Ta'un'uu–the South Seas island upon which she and her husband, Philip, were marooned during a storm–in more than thirty years. Sara doesn’t know that man has landed on the moon. She has never seen a ballpoint pen. Her body is covered, head to toe, in tattoos.Flashback: it’s 1918 and Sara, a shop girl and aspiring artist, meets Philip, a wealthy member of the avant-garde elite. The two fall in love, marry, and collaborate to make art, surrounded by socialites and revolutionaries–until the Depression cripples not just Sara and Philip, but most of their patrons. When Philip is offered a job gathering masks from the South Seas, they jump at a chance to escape America’s sorrows, traveling to Ta’un’uu for what they think will be a week’s stay. The rest is history–a history Sara records on her skin through the traditional tattoos that become her masterpiece and provide an accounting of her days. Narrated in vivid and starkly moving prose, The Tattoo Artist reminds us of the unforeseeable forces that shape each human life.
Editors Note 2 Sara Enrenreich, an acclaimed American painter who disappeared and has spent the past thirty years as a recluse living on a remote South Pacific island, is discovered and brought back to New York by LIFE magazine, in a novel that reveals the story of her life through a series of flashbacks. Reprint.
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Number of Pages 0207
Publisher Vintage Books USA

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