On 22 November 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, wearing a pink suit that was one of his favourites. But as Jackie was greeted by ecstatic crowds that sunny morning, nobody could have dreamt just how iconic the suit would soon become. In The Pink Suit, Nicole Mary Kelby has written a novel imagining the life of the garment that became emblematic of the moment the American Dream turned to ashes. Kate is an Irish seamstress working in the back room at Chez Ninon, an exclusive Manhattan atelier entrusted with creating much of Jackie's wardrobe. Kate and the First Lady share roots in rural Ireland, and although their lives could not be more different, Kate honours their connection by using the muslin toiles for each piece she sews for Mrs Kennedy to fashion an identical garment - in a different fabric - for her own niece. Then comes the terrible day that pictures of Kate's handiwork, splashed with the president's blood, are beamed all over the world.
Here reality and fiction intertwine, held together by the power of a single, fascinating narrative thread Harper's Bazaar
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Author:||Nicole Mary Kelby|
|Publisher:||Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
Nicole Mary Kelby is the critically acclaimed author of four previous novels. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. www.nmkelby.comMore About Nicole Mary Kelby