Vreeland, Susan The Forest Lover

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The Forest Lover

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Novelist Susan Vreeland has made a career of fictionalising the lives of artists and of particular paintings. In her third novel, The Forest Lover, Vreeland's subject is the courageous Canadian painter Emily Carr, who travelled through native villages and wilderness of British Columbia in the early 1900s, often alone, on a quest to paint totem poles and other artifacts before the indigenous traditions died out and the poles were destroyed or sold. Vreeland's Carr is deeply respectful of the people she meets, and is rewarded with their trust and their stories. She brings the same sensitivity with her to Paris to see the new art, is exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, and returns to Vancouver in 1912 with a style so direct, and colours so expressive, that a conservative local reviewer dubs her a wild beast, literally, a Fauve. Vreeland's strength is in the tacks of emotion during dialogue, and in her nimble, exact prose. As she depicts her, Carr is an endearing and believable balance of sensitivity and determination, an artist of life as well as a remarkable painter. --Regina Marler, Amazon.com

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