Possession. Power. Passion. M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of 1890s Belle €poque Paris. Sandrine Salome, a young Jewess, flees New York for her grandmother’s Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband — but what she finds there is even more menacing.
Among the bohemians and the demi-monde, Sandrine discovers her erotic nature as a lover and painter. But darker influences threaten — something sinister is taking hold, changing Sandrine, altering her. She’s become possessed by La Lune: A witch, a demon, a legend, and a sixteenth-century courtesan who opens up her life to a darkness that may become a gift or a curse. Against her wishes, Sandrine’s grandmother arranges for their rabbi to perform an exorcism. This is Sandrine’s “wild night of the soul,” her odyssey in the magnificent city of Paris, of art, love, and witchery.