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The Lost Mother : a Story of Art And Love by Anne Summers

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THE LOST MOTHER is a poignant, interweaving narrative about author Anne Summers relationship with her mother, told through her search for a lost painting of her mother as a child. In 1933, the artist Constance Parkin saw Summers' mother, a ten-year-old school girl, at Mass one Sunday morning in Brighton. Evidently attracted by something about the young girl's features, Parkin asked if she might paint her portrait. Over the next few months, Parkin painted two portraits of Eileen Hogan, Anne Summers mother: Alice, in which the schoolgirl holds a large Alice in Wonderland book, and A Saint, a religious painting in which the young girl is draped in fabric so as to appear like the Madonna. Alice was eventually purchased by Summers grandmother from the Catholic Archdiocese in 1970. The whereabouts of A Saint remains unknown. Summers search for the painting is simultaneously an intriguing literary mystery and a touching attempt to bring closure and understanding to her turbulent relationship with her mother. This 2009 Melbourne University Press Hardback is in Near Mint condition.

ISBN: 9780522856354 SKU: 1149143 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.