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It’s 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital’s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them. Author Lee Smith has created, through a seamless blending of fiction and fact, a mesmerizing novel about a world apart--in which art and madness are luminously intertwined.

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ISBN:

9781616203801

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

352

Dimensions:

14cm x 20cm

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Fiction

Publisher:

Workman Publishing

Published:

01 August 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lee Smith