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Автор: Shields Название: Crimson Portrait, The Издательство: Hachette Book Group Классификация: ISBN: 0316785288 ISBN-13(EAN) . Серия: Fiction Язык: ENG Размер: 2. 4 x 1. 0 x . 2 cm Поставляется из: США.

The Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields was a novel about the importance of faces, reflections and appearances

The Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields was a novel about the importance of faces, reflections and appearances. If your face became disfigured, how would it change you as a person? How would others. enjoyable and intelligent" (Times Literary Supplement). She lives in New York City. Библиографические данные. The Crimson Portrait: A Novel.

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In THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT, author Jody Shields delves into medical history from the Great War (1914-1918) to build her remarkable, often arrestingly beautiful romantic novel around the traumatic post-combat lives of British soldiers whose faces were horribly disfigured b.

In THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT, author Jody Shields delves into medical history from the Great War (1914-1918) to build her remarkable, often arrestingly beautiful romantic novel around the traumatic post-combat lives of British soldiers whose faces were horribly disfigured by explosion wounds. Amid the emotional, spiritual and physical pain endured by these sequestered patients (even their families were barred from seeing them), we meet an exceptional community of medical and physical caregivers.

Jody Shields is the author of two previous novels, the bestselling The Fig Eater and The Crimson Portrait. She is a resident of New York City. The Crimson Portrait.

Jody Shields is the author of two novels, the bestselling novel The Fig Eater and The Crimson Portrait. THE WINTER STATION is set in Manchuria in Northern China in 1910. Author Jody Shields describes the frigid landscape of the railroad center, Kharbin, in vivid detail

Jody Shields is the author of two novels, the bestselling novel The Fig Eater and The Crimson Portrait. Author Jody Shields describes the frigid landscape of the railroad center, Kharbin, in vivid detail. At the time, the region is under military control of the Russians, with a shaky truce between them and its Chinese residents.

The Crimson Portrait is a novel of glittering surfaces that belie dark truths. Its rich cast comes into focus as the novel peels back layers of suspense and intrigue to illuminate the abiding mysteries of affinity and desire. Attn: Author/Narrator If you have any queries please contact me at info19782 @ gmail. I will reply as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.


Comments: (7)

Gigafish
Imagery is beautiful and poetic. Not my favorite Jody Shields, but it does sweep you up in that time period and makes you feel like you can see and touch everything, which I love.
ACOS
This novel brings the WWI setting to life with the characters seen through the prism of another character, who is also struggling with the rapid and unwelcome changes that the war, and especially the military hospital bring to their lives. This may be something like what is sometimes called a psychological novel, but it's quite readable, and I enjoyed it.
Whilingudw
I ordered the cd version of this book. Receieved the actual book. I listen to the audio books while driving to work in the moning. Can't really do that with the actual book. Maybe I'll read it if I get the the beach this summer.
6snake6
(Rating of 2.5 stars) This novel takes place in England after the commencement of WWI and is a historical fiction based on several real people (Anna Coleman and Dr. Kazanjian). Catherine has lost her husband to the war, and is struggling to deal with her loss and the intrusion of turning her estate home into a convalescent hospital for soldiers with serious facial wounds. Two doctors at the hospital, Dr. McCleary, previously retired, but returned to service, and Dr. Kazanjian, work together to try to come up with novel ways to treat these difficult injuries in a time before modern plastic surgery existed. Anna Coleman, a married artist, who is drawn to Dr. Kazanjian, follows him to the estate and works with the team to help with the reconstructions by creating details portraits of the soldiers going through the process. Catherine begins to devolve, seeing her husband everywhere and becomes attracted to one of the soldiers as a substitute for her husband. The story shows some of the horrors of war, not only for those injured but also for those who attempt to treat them. While this was an interesting portrayal, I found it difficult at times to have any empathy for the characters, particularly the two women, but I did gain some historical perspective.
Urllet
At some point in our lives, all of us have found fault with our own faces. Maybe it was the passing anxiety of youthful acne, freckles, oddly paired dimples, or stick-out ears. Perhaps it's the lifelong irritation of inherited imperfections, like a crooked nose, puffy eyelids, receding chin, sagging jowls, or turkey neck.

Yet, as dissatisfying as we sometimes find ourselves when looking in the mirror, I can wager a week's worth of coffee breaks that every last one of us would passionately miss our flawed "ordinary" faces if suddenly they weren't there anymore.

In THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT, author Jody Shields delves into medical history from the Great War (1914-1918) to build her remarkable, often arrestingly beautiful romantic novel around the traumatic post-combat lives of British soldiers whose faces were horribly disfigured by explosion wounds.

Amid the emotional, spiritual and physical pain endured by these sequestered patients (even their families were barred from seeing them), we meet an exceptional community of medical and physical caregivers. Thrown together in unexpected assignments at a commandeered English country house-turned-hospital, they muddle through their own fears, uncertainties, relationships and obsessions, along with the estate's owner --- the recent widow of yet another war casualty --- who is still suffering the initial throes of grief and denial.

Shields unravels their intersecting stories with a powerful delicacy one might never expect to find within such a potentially grotesque theme. She does it so well, in fact, that it is difficult to tell who the primary players really are.

There is the seemingly tireless surgeon who devotes his entire short-lived retirement to repairing soldiers' faces; the dentist-turned-bone sculptor, whose eastern European past remains a mystery; the deposed "chatelaine" tortured by fleeting glimpses of her dead young husband; the pragmatic artist whose skill at drawing surgical procedures competes with her anguished affection for two lovers; the teenaged draft dodger who yearns to be a surgeon; and finally, the "model" patient whose poetic good looks were blasted away forever in a trench across the English Channel. Perhaps the realization that they are all superbly crafted composite characters is what adds so much to the strength of this story, which transcends mere fiction by a quantum leap.

While war has often served to accelerate the development of surgical "miracles" that have become medical standbys in peacetime, no other injuries have ever posed challenges as technically difficult or as heart-rending as those affecting the human face.

We may be brought up on the truism that appearance is only superficial and that the "real person" within is most important, but as recovering soldiers sketched in THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT learn, nothing will ostracize a human being faster than the sight of his or her destroyed face. Except for a brief glimpse or two of the appalled "normal" residents in a nearby rural village, however, Shields leaves that part of her story prophetically untold.

Read this book and you may well forget you are reading fiction; it is brilliant, poignant, eloquent and humbling, in all the best ways fine literature can be.

--- Reviewed by Pauline Finch
Crimson Portrait The download epub
Contemporary
Author: Shields Jody
ISBN: 0385610823
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday; Airport / Export Ed edition (2007)