For the week of August 17th, The Marriage of Opposites ranks at #9 on the National Indie Bestseller List!
“As lush and evocative as one of Pissarro’s paintings.”
“The prolific Alice Hoffman’s new novel, The Marriage of Opposites, is a fierce, sorrowful tale of the conflict between personal desire and social constraints that echoes through three generations on the island of St. Thomas in the first half of the 19th century.”
—The Washington Post
“Rachel could easily have remained the focus of this beguiling novel, but as Hoffman begins to write from the point of view of the color-bedazzled, sly, rebellious, and charming boy who will become the renowned painter Camille Pissarro, a leader and mentor among the impressionists, we see the world afresh as a perpetual dance of radiance and darkness, form and space. Of course, Hoffman herself is an artist, rendering each setting with sumptuous and incandescent detail and capturing every shade and hue of suffering and bliss.”
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Shelf Awareness, June 3, 2015, read the stunning review of The Marriage of Opposites and the accompanying interview with Alice.
In The Marriage of Opposites, Alice Hoffman unfolds the intriguing story of Pissarro’s beginnings. She adeptly and beautifully imagines the tempestuous life of the artist’s mother, Rachel Pomié, who defied convention for passion, and how his formative years on the island influenced him personally and professionally.Read More