The Gallery of Vanished Husbands

The Gallery of Vanished HusbandsThe Gallery of Vanished Husbands

When Juliet Montague’s husband disappears, so does she. As far as her Jewish community is concerned, she is invisible. Until, on her thirtieth birthday, she does something unexpected. Instead of buying a fridge, she impulsively spends her savings on a portrait of herself.

The painting leads Juliet out of suburbia and into the heady art scene of 1960s London, where she proves an astute spotter of talent. Yet she remains an outsider in both her worlds: a mother of two, drawn to a reclusive artist who never leaves Dorset, and unable to feel free until she has tracked down her husband – a quest that leads her to California and a shocking discovery.

This is the captivating tale of an unusual woman’s journey through life, each stage hinged on a portrait. Written with infectious verve and humour, it confirms Natasha Solomons as an exceptionally talented young writer.

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4 Responses to “The Gallery of Vanished Husbands”

  1. minda says:

    have you read BINTEL BRIEF?

    It is in ENglish (altho some is in what GOlden called Yinglish)

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  3. L. Bendavid says:

    Just finished this book and enjoyed it very much, but I am terribly confused by the ending. Leonard and Frieda are NOT mamzerim. They would only be mamzerim if Juliet had given birth to them while legally married to a man who was not their father, which was not the case. In Jewish religious law, men cannot be agunah, so George’s marital status was irrelevant to the legitimacy of any and all of his children. How would Juliet not know this, since her agunah status was such a central issue in her life? Frieda certainly would know this since she was religiously observant.

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