The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan.

PaintedThe “paint” refers not only to the pigments Degas uses to create his masterpieces featuring ballet dancers, but also the paint (as in facepaint) the young girls use to transform themselves.  The author’s note mentions “imagination and ink,” perhaps the literary equivalent of paint.

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2 responses to “The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan.

  1. Kelly

    I loved this book; read it in 2 days.

  2. Lovely to come upon this. Nice analysis of the title.

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