"This novel traces the life of Charlotte Salomon, painter who died at twenty-six years old when she was pregnant. After a childhood in Berlin marked by family tragedy, Charlotte is progressively excluded by the Nazis from all spheres of German society. She has a passionate love before having to leave everything behind to flee to France. Exiled, she began composing a fascinating autobiographical modern pictorial work. Knowing that she is in danger, she gives her drawings to her doctor saying: " his is my life." This is also the portrait of an exceptional woman, evoking a tragic fate, Charlotte is also the story of a quest. That of a writer haunted by an artist, who goes looking for her."--P.  of cover.