Jim Fergus


This novel is an arrow through the heart.

           Olivia de Lamberterie, ELLE

“In the spring of 1916, 17-year-old Bogart “Bogey” Lambert rode out from his family’s ranch on a dappled gray stallion named Crazy Horse, headed to France to join the French Foreign Legion and fight against the Huns in the Great War.”  

1920s Paris—les Années Folles, the crazy years: After recovering from grave wounds suffered in one of the deadliest conflicts in human history, Bogey makes his way to the City of Light, where he encounters the beautiful young painter, Chrysis Jungbluth. Precocious, passionate, talented, this free spirit rebels against a society and an art world in which men have all the privileges, and women none. By day, a serious student at the prestigious l’École des Beaux-arts, at night Chrysis loses herself to the sensual pleasures of the emancipated night life in Montparnasse. There, she and the young American cowboy will live the love of a lifetime.

to read the foreword to The Memory of Love click here>

View the painting “Orgie” here>

Jim Fergus: Art Opening, “Chrysis,” Paris, May 15, 2013 from Jim Fergus on Vimeo.