Leonora in the morning light : a novel

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New York : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
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404 pages ; 24 cm
9781982120511, 1982120517


1940. A train carrying exiled German prisoners from a labor camp arrives in southern France. Within moments, word spreads that Nazi capture is imminent, and the men flee for the woods, desperate to disappear across the Spanish border. One stays behind, determined to ride the train until he reaches home, to find a woman he refers to simply as "her." 1937. Leonora Carrington is a twenty-year-old British socialite and painter dreaming of independence when she meets Max Ernst, an older, married artist whose work has captivated Europe. She follows him to Paris, into the vibrant revolutionary world of studios and cafes where rising visionaries of the Surrealist movement like Andre Breton, Pablo Picasso, Lee Miller, Man Ray, and Salvador Dali are challenging conventional approaches to art and life. Inspired by their freedom, Leonora begins to experiment with her own work, translating vivid stories of her youth onto canvas and gaining recognition under her own name. It is a bright and glorious age of enlightenment—until the shadow of war looms over Europe and headlines emerge denouncing Max and his circle as "degenerates," leading to his arrest and imprisonment. Left along as occupation spreads throughout the countryside, Leonora battles terrifying circumstances to survive, reawakening past demons that threaten to consume her. As Leonora and Max embark on remarkable journeys together and apart, the full story of their tumultuous and passionate love affair unfolds, spanning time and borders as they seek to reunite and reclaim their creative power in a world shattered by war. When their paths cross with Peggy Guggenheim, an art collector and socialite working to help artists escape to America, nothing will be the same. Based on true events and historical figures, Leonora in the Morning Light is an unforgettable story of love, art, and destiny that restores a twentieth-century heroine to her rightful place in our collective imagination.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Carter, M. (2021). Leonora in the morning light: a novel (First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.). Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Carter, Michaela, 1967-. 2021. Leonora in the Morning Light: A Novel. New York: Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Carter, Michaela, 1967-. Leonora in the Morning Light: A Novel New York: Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Carter, Michaela. Leonora in the Morning Light: A Novel First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition., Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.

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