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January 30, 2004
So here's the story: once upon a time, a rebellious young woman artists runs away from her stuffy Wasp family. She goes to Buenos Aires, or Montserrat, not Paris—and she paints a painting, many paintings, but one in particular that is the stuff of family legend. Then she gives it away, to a casual friend. The friend's daughter inherits it—and then meets, at a party in Los Angeles, the grandnephew of the artist. They become involved, marry, but he dies. After his death, she's relieved to be rid of him. Widowhood becomes her, somehow. She goes on to?