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The Art Forger
by B. A. Shapiro


Overview - On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.Claire makes her living reproducing famous works of art for a popular online retailer.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.Claire makes her living reproducing famous works of art for a popular online retailer. Desperate to improve her situation, she lets herself be lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting--one of the Degas masterpieces stolen from the Gardner Museum--in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when the long-missing Degas painting--the one that had been hanging for one hundred years at the Gardner--is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery.Claire's search for the truth about the painting's origins leads her into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late nineteenth century may be the only evidence that can now save her life. B. A. Shapiro's razor-sharp writing and rich plot twists make "The Art Forger" an absorbing literary thriller that treats us to three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors. it's a dazzling novel about seeing--and not seeing--the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594136474
  • ISBN-10: 1594136475
  • Publisher: Large Print Press
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 523
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds

Series: Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks

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