Marie Tapia Announces Release of ‘The Red-Haired Man’

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New book explores past lives in a magical, unconventional way

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I’d also like those who are interested in past lives to try to explore that concept. It may help them in their lives.

In “The Red-Haired Man” (published by iUniverse), author Marie Tapia’s new novel, readers watch as a young woman in 19th century France breaks societal conventions to pursue an unconventional passion of expressing herself.

Colette Broussard is an average lady living in France. She is married to an up-and-coming banker and raises their three children. But, all the while, she feels that she is meant for something more. When she meets a man with red hair one day, her world is washed in a new color, a color of rebellion. It seems her “perfect” life is about to get a little imperfect.

An excerpt from “The Red-Haired Man”:

“‘Upstairs in my room, removing my clothes, I notice a splotch of yellow paint on the hem of my dress. How will I remove it from this material? Never have I come home with a spot of paint on me. I’ve only brought back drawings, a part of a painting, as proof I was there working. Today I’ve brought nothing home. I left my canvas with Vincent to dry. Blotting out the yellow paint from my skirt, I recall the afternoon. I must dress for dinner. Soon Andre will be home.’
Focus, Colette.
‘I take a cool bath and wash away the inappropriateness of the day…’”

“I want readers to see a bit of themselves in Colette,” says the author. “I’d also like those who are interested in past lives to try to explore that concept. It may help them in their lives.”

The Red-Haired Man
By Marie Tapia
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781475983746
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781475983739
E-Book | 292 pages | ISBN 9781475983753
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Marie Tapia is a life-long lover of the arts. She graduated from California College of the Arts. Seeking art in all its forms sparked an interest to visit the Amazon, Peru, the Yucatan and France. She resides in Mountville, Pa.

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