(From the publisher):
"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....
Original title: The Fan Maker's Inquisition: A Novel of the Marquis de Sade
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ France