By Tristine Rainer
In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was once despatched on an errand to Anaïs Nin’s West Village house. the opportunity assembly might swap the process her lifestyles and start her years as Anaïs’s partner, retaining her mentor’s confidences—including that of her bigamy—even after Anaïs Nin’s dying and the passing of her husbands, till now.
Set within the underground literary worlds of big apple and la throughout the sixties and seventies, Tristine charts her coming of age below the suggestions of the notorious Anaïs Nin: writer of the erotic bestseller Delta of Venus, lover to Henry Miller, Parisian diarist, and feminist icon of the sexual revolution. As an green college-bound lady from the San Fernando Valley, Tristine used to be dazzled via the subtle bohemian writer and sought her guideline in changing into a lady. Tristine turned a fixture of Anaïs’s internal circle, implicated within the mysterious author’s bold intrigues—while at the same time discovering her personal course via love, lust, and loss. In what Kirkus calls a “spicy and saucy hybrid of memoir and novel,” Apprenticed to Venus brings to lifestyles a seductive and interesting personality —the pioneer whose mantra used to be, “A girl has as a lot correct to excitement as a man!”
An intimate examine the intricacies—and risks—of the feminine mentor-protégé dating, Tristine Rainer’s Apprenticed to Venus tales her deep friendship, for stable or ailing, with a pivotal historic figure.
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