Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough audiobook

Blood Water Paint

By Joy McCullough
Read by Xe Sands

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"Haunting ... teems with raw emotion, and McCullough deftly captures the experience of learning to behave in a male-driven society and then breaking outside of it."—The New Yorker  "I will be haunted and empowered by Artemisia Gentileschi's story for the rest of my life."—Amanda Lovelace, bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this one A William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist 2018 National Book Award Longlist Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father's paint. She chose paint. By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome's most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath of rape Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost. He will not consume my every thought. I am a painter. I will paint. Joy McCullough's bold novel in verse is a portrait of an artist as a young woman, filled with the soaring highs of creative inspiration and the devastating setbacks of a system built to break her. McCullough weaves Artemisia's heartbreaking story with the stories of the ancient heroines, Susanna and Judith, who become not only the subjects of two of Artemisia's most famous paintings but sources of strength as she battles to paint a woman's timeless truth in the face of unspeakable and all-too-familiar violence. I will show you what a woman can do. ★"A captivating and impressive."—Booklist, starred review ★"Belongs on every YA shelf."—SLJ, starred review ★"Haunting."—Publishers Weekly, starred review  ★"Luminous."—Shelf Awareness, starred review

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Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

A BookRiot Pick of the Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

A Publishers Weekly "Flying Start" Selection

"Haunting ... teems with raw emotion, and McCullough deftly captures the experience of learning to behave in a male-driven society and then breaking outside of it."—The New Yorker 

"I will be haunted and empowered by Artemisia Gentileschi's story for the rest of my life."—Amanda Lovelace, bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this one

A William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist
2018 National Book Award Longlist

Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father's paint.

She chose paint.

By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome's most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath of rape Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost.

He will not consume
my every thought.
I am a painter.
I will paint.

Joy McCullough's bold novel in verse is a portrait of an artist as a young woman, filled with the soaring highs of creative inspiration and the devastating setbacks of a system built to break her. McCullough weaves Artemisia's heartbreaking story with the stories of the ancient heroines, Susanna and Judith, who become not only the subjects of two of Artemisia's most famous paintings but sources of strength as she battles to paint a woman's timeless truth in the face of unspeakable and all-too-familiar violence.

I will show you
what a woman can do.

★"A captivating and impressive."—Booklist, starred review
★"Belongs on every YA shelf."—SLJ, starred review
★"Haunting."—Publishers Weekly, starred review 
★"Luminous."—Shelf Awareness, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“McCullough’s debut novel is one of a kind. ... [A] truly inspiring and impactful story. Romatic Times
Filled with hope and an important message that women’s voices cannot be silenced. Book Riot
"[W]ill resonate with modern feminists. BookPage
Timeless and, alas, all too timely. Kirkus
McCullough's stunning, immersive debut tells a timely story that's sure to stay with you long after you finish. Buzzfeed
For lovers of writers like Laurie Halse Anderson and An Na. Bustle
A stunning portrait. Bitch 
This intensely passionate and powerful exploration of women’s lives, stories, truths, and power is a masterpiece. Teen Librarian ToolboxAmelia Bloomer Top TenAmelia Elizabeth Walden Award FinalistBooklist Editor's Choice Top of the ListBoston Globe Best BooksBook Page Best of the YearBustle Best of the Year Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices ListGlobe and Mail 100: Favourite Books of the YearNational Book Award LonglistPacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2019 Book AwardA Publishers Weekly Flying StartSchool Library Journal Best of the YearShelf Awareness Best Children's & Teen Books of the Year Texas Tayshas Reading ListYALSA Best Fiction for Young AdultsYALSA Teen's Top Ten NomineeYALSA William C. Morris Award Finalist
Deeply moving… Brit & Co
Can be inhaled in a day. Paste
"Blood Water Paint is a deftly layered portrait, at once intimate and universal. Melanie Crowder, author of Audacity
"Both a grave reminder of how little has changed and a hopeful testament to how much more we might achieve, McCullough's debut is a must read. Gae Polisner, author of The Memory of Things 
Coming out of the novel, I knew I would be haunted and empowered by Artemisia’s story for the rest of my life. Amanda Lovelace, bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this one
An impassioned, lushly described account of a young woman who refuses to dwell in secret shame. Blood Water Paint fits smoothly into the current conversation surrounding the #MeToo movement. Chicago Tribune
Haunting ... [Blood Water Paint] does not read like historical fiction. It teems with raw emotion, and McCullough deftly captures the experience of learning to behave in a male-driven society and then breaking outside of it. The New Yorker 
“An impassioned, lushly described account of a young woman who refuses to dwell in secret shame.” Chicago Tribune
Tragically relevant and unflinchingly feminist, Blood Water Paint is the kind of book all historical fiction should aspire to be. Mackenzi Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
★"McCullough has managed to vividly capture a singularly brave, resilient feminist who became an icon during a time when women had almost no agency. Her story and the stunning verse through which it is told will resonate just as strongly with readers today. A captivating and impressive debut about a timeless heroine.  Booklist, starred review
A visceral reminder that women have suffered and stood strong throughout time. Mindy McGinnis, award-winning author of The Female of the Species.
★"Luminous. Shelf Awareness, starred review
★"A haunting, stirring depiction of an unforgettable woman, Artemisia's story will resonate deeply with readers today and beyond. Publishers Weekly, starred review 
★"McCullough’s beautifully crafted text will inspire upper-middle/high school readers to research the true story upon which this powerful piece of historical fiction is based. The poetry is clear and revelatory, exploring Artemisia’s passion for both art and life. The expression of her intense feelings is gripping and her complexity of character make her a force to be reckoned with, both in her times and in ours. SLJ, starred review
“McCullough’s stunning, immersive debut tells a timely story that’s sure to stay with you long after you finish.” BuzzFeed
“Based on a true story and read by skilled narrator Xe Sands…Listeners will quickly be swept away by the steady rhythm of Sands’ words as she reveals Artemisia’s life through captivating free verse…Sands’ extraordinary performance throughout this painful yet victorious story is not to be missed.” AudioFile

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 3.86
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English