Blood Mask

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Blood Mask

A Novel of Suspense

By Lauren Kelly

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061119040, 252pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2007

Description

Awealthy, charismatic, and controversial "benefactress of art," Drewe Hildebrand disappears from her estate on the Hudson River, seemingly abducted in the night. Her young niece, Marta, found in a desolate wooded area close by, is too traumatized to describe the abductors. A provocative exhibit of avant-garde "bio-art" that includes a blood mask of Drewe Hildebrand is disrupted by protestors.

In this, her third suspense novel, Lauren Kelly explores the startling world of "bio-artists" and their admirers, examining the intermingling of private, inscrutable motives with public masks of dominance and power; the ways in which spiritual yearnings may be transformed into worldly, erotic appetites that consume the innocent.



Praise For Blood Mask

“Blood Mask packs in enough ideas and foreboding for a book double the length. Oates masterfully engages the reader.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

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