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The Resource The Art Forger

The Art Forger

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The Art Forger
Title
The Art Forger
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Summary
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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Shapiro, B. A
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dictionaries
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Fiction
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The Art Forger
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7fb92f3f-cba1-4d25-86ff-529f0154fd96
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616201807
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Art Forger
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7fb92f3f-cba1-4d25-86ff-529f0154fd96
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616201807
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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