Veronica's Nap (Paperback)
|Author: Sharon Bially|
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|Veronica Berg has everything she needs to achieve her dream of becoming a painter--a charming home studio in Provence, a hardworking husband, and a nanny who watches her two-year-old twins. Yet instead of painting, she spends her days lingering over meaningless chores and secretly indulging in lengthy naps.When Veronica''s Moroccan-born, Sephardic husband grows impatient with her aimlessness and challenges her to sell just one painting, Veronica must find a way to break the seductive rut that''s overtaken her ambition and her life. Against the backdrop of the impending Iraq war, her quest triggers a surprising and often comical journey that reveals depression''s sunny mask and the dark side of privilege and security.With a cast of Sehpardic characters, Veronica''s Nap gives a rare look at contemporary Jewish life in France.|