Radiant Days (Google eBook)
She is a painter. He is a poet. Their art bridges time.
It is 1978. Merle is in her first year at the Corcoran School of Art, catapulted from her impoverished Appalachian upbringing into a sophisticated, dissipated art scene. It is also 1870. The teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud is on the verge of breaking through to the images and voice that will make his name. The meshed power of words and art thins the boundaries between the present and the past - and allows these two troubled, brilliant artists to enter each other's worlds. Radiant Days is a peerless follow- up to Elizabeth Hand's unforgettable, multiply starred Illyria.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lilibrarian - LibraryThing
Merle grew up poor, but now after losing her scholarship and her girlfriend on the same day, she is homeless on the streets of Washington D.C. in 1978. After meeting an apparent tramp, she finds ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - FrancescaForrest - LibraryThing
I really loved the liminal connecting character, Ted, and how he worked in the story. He was marvelous, really marvelous. I loved Merle's interactions with Arthur, and I was amused, rather than ... Read full review