By Sheramy Bundrick
From a talented new author comes a poignant and haunting novel creation and desire, passion and madness, art and love.
Sunflowers is loosely based historical fiction book about Vincent Van Gogh and his relationship with Rachel, the prostitute who became van Gogh's lover. The author chooses to focus on the last two years of Van Gogh’s life in Arles, France, and tells the story of Van Gogh from the perspective of Rachel.
A young prostitute seeking temporary refuge from the brothel, Rachel awakens in a beautiful garden in Arles to discover she is being sketched by a red-haired man in a yellow straw hat. This is no ordinary artist but the eccentric painter Vincent van Gogh—and their meeting marks the beginning of a remarkable relationship. He arrives at their first assignation at No. 1, Rue du Bout d'Arles, with a bouquet of wildflowers and a request to paint her—and before long, a deep, intense attachment grows between Rachel and the gifted, tormented soul.
But the sanctuary Rachel seeks from her own troubled past cannot be found here, for demons war within Vincent's heart and mind. And one shocking act will expose the harsh, inescapable truth about the artist she has grown to love more than life.
Paperback, 401 pages
Dimensions: 8" x 6.5" x 1"