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Zoia's GoldAn elegant amalgam of fact and fiction, Zoia's Gold draws on the life of Madame Zoia, an artist who fled revolutionary Russia for a...Zoia's GoldFictionAn elegant amalgam of fact and fiction, Zoia's Gold draws on the life of Madame Zoia, an artist who fled revolutionary Russia for a...2006-11-22Scribner
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Zoia's Gold

Genre: Fiction; Author: Philip Sington; Publisher: Scribner

An elegant amalgam of fact and fiction, Zoia’s Gold draws on the life of Madame Zoia, an artist who fled revolutionary Russia for a peripatetic journey accumulating husbands, lovers, and an aura of mystery. Philip Sington, who had access to Zoia’s private papers, could have written a compassionate, gripping biography, but he delightfully introduces his own creation, a fallen art dealer whose redemption lies in answering lingering questions about Zoia and her gilded paintings. Sington never sells out the real woman for a mere plot twist. Zoia’s Gold is part thriller, part biography, and wholly engrossing.

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