Cézanne’s Quarry named finalist for the 23rd annual Oregon Book Awards’ Ken Kesey Award for Fiction —Winners announced October 26, 2009—
“A highly recommended and captivating novel.
Full of vivid courageous characters.”
—ALINE CÉZANNE, GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF PAUL CÉZANNE
“A highly accomplished and compelling novel. Beneath an exquisite veneer of historical detail lurks a thoughtful exploration of science and religion, of old values and new, and of a woman’s place in the world.”
—HALLIE EPHRON, THE BOSTON GLOBE
In fewer than 400 pages, first time novelist Pope skillfully explores the subjugation and abuse of women in the nineteenth century; the injustices of the French legal system; the conflict between Darwinian philosophy and established religious belief; and Cézanne’s art, love life, and depressed personality. . . . this story of tortured love and repressed violence resembles Iain Pears at his darkest and Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s The Flanders Panel (1994) in tone and thematic depth.
—JEN BAKER, BOOKLIST
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