This book is a fictionalized account of the courtship and marriage of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald told from Zelda's point of view.
Transport yourself back to the roaring 20's. Zelda, a young woman from a well regarded Southern family possesses the vivaciousness of the Gypsy grandmother she was named for; something that doesn't sit well with her strict father. When she marries a newly published author named F. Scott Fitzgerald, she is finally free to be as outrageous as she wants to be as part of a set of famous young people who lived for their art and a good time.
History has treated Zelda as being shallow, high maintenance, and crazy. What Fowler did was tell Zelda's story from what she perceived to be her point of view. As a result, the reader is given a more balanced picture of what Zelda was probably like - sympathetic, charming, and tragic.
I found the book to be compelling, well researched, and an excellent read that is perfect for beach and poolside reading. I finished the book with a desire to read more about her.