The (notorious) Madame X tells her secrets, and her life, in these pages. She grows up motherless, orphaned, when her Mam dies shortly after childbirth. She is determined not to let other women succumb, so she becomes both midwife and abortionist (though the terms she uses are much more 19c. discreet– and fascinating to a 21st c. reader).
Monthly Archives: October 2013
When her beloved older brother develops paranoid schizophrenia and drops out of college then opts out of treatment, Janie feels that only she can take care of him and return him to his former self. The way she thinks she can make this happen is by adopting her brother’s name (and previous identity).
With a title like that, in two parts (ok, precisely, title and subtitle), you might reasonably expect there are two stories to the story and in this case, you’d be right. The first part of the title is specific to the current story but the second part/subtitle applies to both the (visual) artist of the 18th c. and the (novelist) artist of the present day.