She is a painter. He is a poet. Their art bridges time.
It is 1978. Merle is in her first year at the Corcoran School of Art, catapulted from her impoverished Appalachian upbringing into a sophisticated, dissipated art scene. It is also 1870. The teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud is on the verge of breaking through to the images and voice that will make his name. The meshed power of words and art thins the boundaries between the present and the past - and allows these two troubled, brilliant artists to enter each other's worlds. Radiant Days is a peerless follow- up to Elizabeth Hand's unforgettable, multiply starred Illyria.
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Review: Radiant DaysUser Review - Martha - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book for its quality of writing mostly. I felt that Merle was a little difficult for me to connect with, though I felt like the reader got to know her more than Rimbaud, who got a lot ... Read full review
Review: Radiant DaysUser Review - Alice Of Wonderland - Goodreads
Ooo! Another time traveling novel. That's how you can be in 1870 and 1978 in one novel. Radiant days stars Arthur Rimbaud, who is actually a real person and a poet. His character is based on the real ... Read full review