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By Tristine Rainer

A Revealing examine the Mentorship—and Manipulation—of Anaïs Nin

In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was once despatched on an errand to Anaïs Nin’s West Village residence. the opportunity assembly could switch the process her lifestyles and start her years as Anaïs’s partner, protecting her mentor’s confidences—including that of her bigamy—even after Anaïs Nin’s demise and the passing of her husbands, until eventually now.

Set within the underground literary worlds of ny and la in the course of the sixties and seventies, Tristine charts her coming of age lower than the tips 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 woman from the San Fernando Valley, Tristine used to be dazzled by means of the delicate bohemian writer and sought her guide in changing into a lady. Tristine turned a fixture of Anaïs’s internal circle, implicated within the mysterious author’s bold intrigues—while concurrently 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 existence a seductive and enjoyable personality —the pioneer whose mantra was once, “A lady 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 in poor health, with a pivotal old figure.

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