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Author: Joy McCullough Narrator: Xe Sands Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2018 ISBN: 9781984828989
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"Haunting ... teems with raw emotion, and McCullough deftly captures the experience of learning to behave in a male-driven society and then breaking outside of it."—The New Yorker  "I will be haunted and empowered by Artemisia Gentileschi's story for the rest of my life."—Amanda Lovelace, bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this one A William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist 2018 National Book Award Longlist Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father's paint. She chose paint. By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome's most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath of rape Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost. He will not consume my every thought. I am a painter. I will paint. Joy McCullough's bold novel in verse is a portrait of an artist as a young woman, filled with the soaring highs of creative inspiration and the devastating setbacks of a system built to break her. McCullough weaves Artemisia's heartbreaking story with the stories of the ancient heroines, Susanna and Judith, who become not only the subjects of two of Artemisia's most famous paintings but sources of strength as she battles to paint a woman's timeless truth in the face of unspeakable and all-too-familiar violence. I will show you what a woman can do. ★"A captivating and impressive."—Booklist, starred review ★"Belongs on every YA shelf."—SLJ, starred review ★"Haunting."—Publishers Weekly, starred review  ★"Luminous."—Shelf Awareness, starred review Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An impassioned, lushly described account of a young woman who refuses to dwell in secret shame.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “McCullough’s stunning, immersive debut tells a timely story that’s sure to stay with you long after you finish.”

    BuzzFeed

  • “Based on a true story and read by skilled narrator Xe Sands…Listeners will quickly be swept away by the steady rhythm of Sands’ words as she reveals Artemisia’s life through captivating free verse…Sands’ extraordinary performance throughout this painful yet victorious story is not to be missed.”

    AudioFile

  • Shortlisted for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award
  • Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award
  • A BookRiot Pick of the Best Books of 2018 (So Far)
  • A Publishers Weekly "Flying Start" Selection

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About the Narrator

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including AudioFile Earphones Awards and a coveted Audie Award, and she was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.