Welcome to my stop on the Dali Summer blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!
Ever since I took Spanish and Art classes in high school, I have been fascinated with Salvador Dali. I mean, when you look at his paintings, how can you not wonder about him? I went on to further study his art in college, and I was fortunate to travel to Barcelona a few years ago and see some in person.
Dali Summer is about a muse of Dali’s. Dolors Posa is colorblind, and she’s not had the easiest start. She was born “out of wedlock;” however, her family is the most important thing to her. She suddenly has visions that are hard to explain, and before she is labeled as “crazy” by her fellow villagers, she wants to find out the cause.
She meets a fortune teller and eventually becomes a muse for Salvador Dali, only thirteen-years-old at the time. It is during this exciting summer that Dolors is at a crossroads. She must choose her family or a new adventurous life, all set on a backdrop of a challenging political time in 1917 Spain.
Dali Summer is an intriguing and beautiful story. It made me think of mental health during a different time, and I found Dolors and Dali’s relationship fascinating. I’m so grateful I was able to learn more about Dali’s first inspiration.
I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.
â€¢ Paperback:Â 344 pages
â€¢ Publisher:Â Tule Publishing Group, LLC (May 5, 2020)
Her wild and vivid visions inspire an icon…
Nothing is more important to prim, colorblind Dolors Posa than family and living down the shame of her illegitimate birth, but when the sudden onset of fantastical visions threaten her sterling reputation, she must search for answers before the inhabitants of the tiny village of CadaquÃ©s brand her as demente– crazy like her mother. In a quest to stop her hallucinations, she befriends a beautiful, intoxicating fortune teller and her handsome anarchist brother, as well as becoming a reluctant muse for thirteen-year-old Salvador Dali. In a summer that changes everything, Dolors must choose between her family’s reputation and a life filled with adventure, friendship, rapturous color and the possibility of love.
Set against the political upheaval of 1917 Spain, Dali Summer captures the fierce spirit of Catalonia, the generosity and stubbornness of its people and the blossoming promise of a woman who thought life was bland and empty and had long ago had passed her by.
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About T. J. Brown
Well behaved women rarely make history. Teri Brown lived that quote way before she ever even heard it. The two things she is most proud of, (besides her children), is that she jumped out of an airplane once and she beat the original Legend of Zelda video game. She is a novel writer, head banger, pet keeper, math hater, cocktail drinker, booty shaker, book reader, city slicker, food fixer, French kisser, rule breaker, wine sipper and word scribbler. She loves her husband, kitties and chocolate.