Monday, 3 December 2018

Guest Post - The Lilith Gene


This is the first ever blog tour I have ever participated in so I'm more than a bit excited! The book in question is The Lilith Gene by M Cassol and my stop on the tour will be a guest post. Before we get to that though, here is a bit more information on the book:

Vesna, a Serbian PhD student in Art History living in Tuscany, is a master rock climber. The only thing she can't get a grip on is her love life. Beset by terrifying panic attacks that strike every time she allows herself to be intimate with another woman, she strives to avoid the so-called mermaids in her life. Olga is a widened-eye nurse trainee in Sarajevo. It’s 1912 and Olga is all too keen to document her life and the world changing around her in her diaries. Olga's passion for nursing is only rivalled by her love for her anguished boyfriend Gav. The arrival of the obscure Patient J.D. 347 at the hospital is about to change everything for Olga. Everything will change for Vesna too, when she meets the compelling art restorer Rafaella Guaritore. Rafaella holds the key to Vesna's research into influential women painters of the Renaissance and the metaphorical Lilith Gene that all the rebellious ladies in art are believed to share. Will Rafaella hold the key to solving Vesna's mysterious recurring dreams and find the root of all her anxiety? Or is the answer to Vesna's problems hidden in Olga's diaries?

Sounds pretty good right! Now for the guest post I have been provided five fabulous pieces of artwork that are featured in the book:

Judith Slaying Holofernes - painting by the Italian early Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi - it’s the panting that bring our main characters, Vesna and Rafaella together.


Michelangelo’s David - Vesna’s favourite sculpture, which she loves talking about.


The Dinner Party is an installation artwork by feminist artist Judy Chicago on permanent exhibition in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum


The Mouth of Truth (Italian: Bocca della Verità )is a marble mask in Rome, Italy, made famous by Audrey Hepburn’s movie “Roman Holiday”


The “fake Giacometti” That Rafaella mentions in the book, was a famous forgery done by Robert Driessen, that after being convicted for fraud, now is a well know artist that paints “Original Giacometti Reproductions"

The art work is definitely interesting and there are quite a few of these pieces I've not come across before so I now feel a bit more prepared for going into the book. If I have piqued your interest for The Lilith Gene you can check it out on:GoodreadsAmazon


And finally, thank you to Faye Rogers for including me on this tour and check out the other fantastic bloggers taking part:

Sunday 2nd December

Monday 3rd December
Tuesday 4th December
Wednesday 5th December
Thursday 6th December
Friday 7th December



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