ELLIS AVERY teaches creative writing at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in "The Village Voice, Publishers Weekly, Kyoto Journal, LIT", and the "Pacific Reader", as well as onstage at New York's Expanded Arts Theater. She studied Japanese tea ceremony for five years in New York and Kyoto. She lives in New York City.
Paris, 1927, a day in July. A destitute young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Struggling to halt a downward slide toward prostitution, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist. T... SEE MORE