The Portrait (Paperback)

By Antoine Laurain, Emily Boyce (Translator), Jane Aitken (Translator)

Gallic Books, 9781910477434, 144pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2017



"An enthralling mystery about chasing the unknown, the nostalgia for what could have been, and most importantly, the persistence of curiosity." --San Francisco Book Review on The Red Notebook

Avid antiques collector Pierre-Francois Chaumont unearths the find of a lifetime at a Paris auction house: an eighteenth-century portrait of a gentleman who looks just like him. Researching into the painting's history, he has the chance to abandon his tedious existence and walk into a brand new life . . .

Antoine Laurain is a Parisian screenwriter, antiques collector, and prize-winning novelist. The President's Hat was a 2013 ABA Indies Introduce choice.

About the Author

Antoine Laurain: Antoine Laurain was born in Paris in the early 1970s. He is a writer, collector and director of several short films.Emily Boyce: Emily Boyce is in-house translator for Gallic Books. She lives in London