A Novel by Michael S. Meusch
He got more than he ever bargained for.
"A virtual Art gallery bound within the pages of this book."
Walking Among Giants captures the history of the modern art era, Jazz, flappers, prohibition, speak easy’s and wild all- night parties witnessed through the memoirs of a young painter in the 1920’s. Artist Robert Tauney was always a dreamer. Now driven to confront his worst enemy, his own personal Demons. After serving in the Great War. Robert follows his inspiration to venture to Paris, France. He soon befriends with film stars, painters, authors, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Modigliani, Soutine, Picasso, Erik Satie and other creative intellectuals of the time. The plot deepens with unrequited love, the Model/Entertainer- Kiki of Montparnasse, Camille Bastain (Tigress), a French actress who slowly pulls him into the dark world of Opium. Robert will soon find out that Paris has an ancient secret awaiting him. In an epoch time of passion and a sexual revolution, a symbolic tidal wave of destruction and chaos is forming. Robert is at the Crossroads of his life, must make a crucial decision or be swept away in the Tsunami of deception, denial, and addiction while facing impossible odds. This Novel is a gorgeous, and compelling work that brings the non-artist closer to the painting process and the workings of the artistic mind. This fictional work gives a rare look at what it might have been like as an artist in Paris during roaring twenties and living and Walking Among Giants in the midst of the Lost Generation.