November 28, 2013

Bottle Green Boots

“That day I am seventeen and I am wearing the green boots of a whore.”

~ Victorine Meurent in Paris Red

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  1. […] written before about the importance of green boots in my novel Paris Red. Victorine Meurent wears green leather boots, and they are part of her identity. Today I want to talk about Manet’s fascination with […]

  2. Having just returned from Paris a week ago, my ears perked up at the mention of your new novel on NPR. We gave up on the jostling of the crowds more interested in trying to get in the best position for a selfie than in just lingering to truly appreciate what was before them at the Louvre and returned for a second visit to the Orsay. What a gift to the world!


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About Maureen Gibbon

Writer. Author of the novels Swimming Sweet Arrow, Thief, Paris Red.

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