The White Dress (Paperback)
Another work of breathtaking storytelling by Nathalie Leger. Is it fiction, non-fiction, both? Both. I cannot praise this book enough, it's exquisite. This is part of three books centered on real life women, but fictionalized and mused upon. This book takes it's inspiration from the real artist Pippa Bacca's inspiring but tragic life story. What a way to honor her.— From Gena
Winner of a 2020 French Voices Award
Fiction. Performance Art. Biography. Memoir. THE WHITE DRESS is the third in Nathalie L ger's award-winning triptych of books about women who through their oeuvre, transform their lives into a mystery (ELLE). In EXPOSITION, L ger wrote about the Countess of Castiglione, the most photographed woman of the nineteenth century; in SUITE FOR BARBARA LODEN she took up the actress and filmmaker Barbara Loden; here, L ger grapples with the tragic 2008 death of Italian performance artist Pippa Bacca, who was raped and murdered while hiking from Italy to the Middle East in a wedding dress to promote world peace. A harrowing meditation on the risks women encounter, in life and in art, THE WHITE DRESS also brings to a haunting conclusion L ger's personal interrogation--sustained across all three books--of her relationship with her mother and the desire for justice in our lives.