“A striking portrait of a woman artist’s struggle for life.” —Arthur Miller
Margarett Sargent was an icon of avant-garde art in the 1920s. In an evocative weave of biography and memoir, her granddaughter unearths for the first time the life of a spirited and gifted woman committed at all costs to self-expression.
About the Author
Honor Moore is the author of two previous memoirs in A Daughter’s Family Trilogy—The Bishop’s Daughter, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The White Blackbird, a New York Times Notable Book—as well as a play and three collections of poems. She lives in New York City.
Engrossing, beautifully written . . . but also touching in its candor about the flawed character of a beloved relation. — Boston Globe
It is a virtue of this autobiographical biography that it succeeds in evoking the unfathomable nature of a personality. — New York Review of Books
Haunting and . . . complex . . . part biography, part memoir, of the woman who happened to be [Honor Moore’s] grandmother. — New York Times Book Review
Ambitious and searching . . . as rich in casually telling detail as only an authentic family album could be. — The Nation