Beyond Measure

Category: Book
By (author): Holdstock, Pauline
Subject:  ART / European
  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Published: October 2004
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 8.51in x 5.47in x 0.91in
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From The Publisher*Nominated for the 2004 Commonwealth Prize

Winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize of the BC Book Prizes

Finalist for 2004 The Giller Prize

Nominated for the 2005 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

The artistic world of mid-16th Century Italy comes to life through the eyes of a piebald slave stolen from her home and family in Africa.

Chiara, as she is eventually named, is sold to Paolo Pallavicino, an artist in service of Giuliano de Medici. When several unfortunate incidents occur, the artist's wife believes her to be a curse and demands that she be sent away. From this starting point, Chiara works her way from painter to painter, observing the games the artists play on each other and the rivalries that fuel their artistic creations.