“Burke’s expert
and enthralling true saga illuminates key intimate and historical aspects of the lives of four extraordinarily creative, intrepid,and influential artists to profound effect.”

Booklist Online

“…a fascinating subject, and Ms. Burke does it complete justice…That all four had unusual ideas about sexuality and honesty, as well as about creativity and art, makes for a compelling story…”

Wall Street Journal

“…deeply researched
and richly imagined…
Burke, reflecting her deep insight into these vastly creative artists, makes ingenious connections in their correspondence
and art that powerfully demonstrate that, even while plagued by tensions and rivalries, they elevated one another’s work.”

National Book Review

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