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BLOOD WATER PAINT

A stunning debut novel based on the true story of the iconic painter, Artemisia Gentileschi.

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.

BLOOD WATER PAINT releases on March 6th, 2018 from Penguin.

This sounds spectacular! What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Hafsah

Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

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3 Comments

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    Jessica @ a GREAT read

    August 16, 2017

    OOoh interesting! Totally new to me one! Hope you positively love it once you read it!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Cass (Words on Paper)

    August 16, 2017

    Wow, this is like historical fiction! I have a love-hate relationship with books that are based on famous people. I can only hope that this one will do justice to the painter. I like verse novels, so hopefully this will be a win for me! The cover doesn’t really give much away either, but it’s pretty enough I guess…

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    Carina Olsen

    August 23, 2017

    Ohh, this book looks aaawesome :D And sounds great too. I hope you’ll love it lots and lots sweetie. <3

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