1) The muse
Odelle Bastien, a Caribbean émigré living in London in 1967, discovers a painting rumored to be the work of Isaac Robles, a young artist of immense talent and vision whose mysterious death has confounded the art world for decades. As she tries to sort through the conflicting stories of its discovery, she does not know who to believe, including her art gallery colleague, Marjorie Quick. The mystery surrounding the painting includes Olive Schloss,...
Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her new home, 18-year-old Nella Oortman, the wife of an illustrious merchant trader, soon discovers that the artist's tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.
When the twelve daughters of King Alberto lose their mother, they also lose their lessons, possessions, and freedom but the eldest, Princess Frida, is determined that they shall still thrive in this modern, feminist interpretation of The twelve dancing princesses.
Exiled to a far-flung island, Medusa has little company except for the snakes adorning her head instead of hair until a beautiful boy named Perseus arrives, disrupting her lonely existence and unleashing desire, love, and betrayal. Medusa has been exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods. She has little company except the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. When a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her...