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The Fan-Maker's Inquisition

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The Fan-Maker's Inquisition

"A fan is like the thighs of a woman: it opens and closes." And so begins this lush, historical novel --- a mixture of imagination and conceit, passion and suspense. In a tense courtroom during the French Revolution, a young fan-maker, renowned all over Paris for her sensual and graphic objets d'art, is on trial because of her collaboration with the Marquis de Sade. Heads will roll unless the independent fan-maker, erotically cast in the shadow of Sade, can justify her art and friendships to a court known for its rigid and prudish proprieties.

The Fan-Maker's Inquisition
by Rikki Ducornet

  • Publication Date: October 31, 2000
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN-10: 0345441044
  • ISBN-13: 9780345441041