A Novel of Jazz Age Paris
by Annabel Abbs
I love how the best historical fiction is both immersive and informative. That is certainly the case for Abbs’s debut novel, The Joyce Girl.
Many readers are familiar with the names of James and Nora Joyce, even if they have never successfully made it through one of Joyce’s novels. They may be less familiar with Joyce’s daughter, Lucia, the subject of this book. Lucia wanted to dance and worked very hard at her craft. However, her father’s need for her help as he lost his eyesight was also great.
What happened to Lucia? Where does her relationship with Beckett go? What is it like to be treated by Jung?
If these questions, characters and time period appeal to you, give The Joyce Girl a read.
Many thanks to NetGalley for this title . All opinions are my own.