A Comedy d'Art
By Christopher Moore
(HarperLuxe, Paperback, Large Print, 9780062088611, 578pp.)
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
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It is the color of the Virgin Mary's cloak, a dazzling pigment desired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger, adventure, and perhaps even the super natural. It is . . . SacrÉ Bleu
In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers try to take his life . . . and then walk a mile to a doctor's house? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent claimed was stalking him? And why had Vincent recently become terrified of a certain shade of blue?
These questions confront baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as they seek the truth of their friend's untimely death, a quest that will lead them on a surreal odyssey through late 19th-century Paris.
A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art historywith can-can girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measureSacrÉ Bleu is another masterpiece from the one, the only, Christopher Moore.