The Witch of Painted Sorrows. New York Times bestselling novelist M. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of Belle Époque Paris.
Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and his spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned—again—by his father, a charming con artist. With no money and nowhere else to go, the LaPointes create a fragile nest in a tenement building at 238 North Pearl Street in Albany, New York. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World War, they live in the heart of the Irish slum.