Title Profile & Character Information

The Painted Girls

Annotation
A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle epoque Paris. Following their father's sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, this tale renders two sisters to the darker impulses of "civilized society."

Characters
Namevan Goethem, Marie
GenderFemale
OccupationBallerina

Namevan Goethem, Antoinette
GenderFemale
OccupationActress

GenreFiction
Historical
Love story
TopicsGrief
Loss
Death of a parent
Sisters
Ballet dancers
Life choices
Survival
Art
Sculptors
SettingParis, France
France