The Art Forger

By Barbara Shapiro; B. A. Shapiro
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781616201326, 368pp.)

Publication Date: October 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2012 Indie Next List
“The Art Forger is a clever and gripping story. Claire Roth, a talented artist, finds herself intricately involved in the seedier side of art forgeries when she makes a questionable deal to forge a Degas masterpiece. Just like a fine painting, this is a many-layered literary thriller about love, betrayal, and authenticity. Shapiro builds the story with pitch-perfect suspense and plot twists that you don't see coming. While you are drawn deeply into the story, Shapiro outlines big questions about morality, fame, and truth in a world that is all about creating illusion for the sake of beauty. A masterpiece!”
-- Lanora Haradon, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI


Description
In 1990, 13 works of art worth today more than $500 million were stolen from a 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.



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