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The Art Forger

by B.A. Shapiro

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | October 21, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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A clever, twisty novel about art, authenticity, love and betrayal. Shapiro knows about Degas, and she knows about art theft and forgery, and she also knows how to tell a gripping story." -Tom Perrotta, author ofThe Left Overs

On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art (worth over $500 million today) 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.

Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting-a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum-in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery.

Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late 19th century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.8 in

Published: October 21, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443418048

ISBN - 13: 9781443418041

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Art Forger

The Art Forger

by B.A. Shapiro

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.8 in

Published: October 21, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443418048

ISBN - 13: 9781443418041

From the Publisher

A clever, twisty novel about art, authenticity, love and betrayal. Shapiro knows about Degas, and she knows about art theft and forgery, and she also knows how to tell a gripping story." -Tom Perrotta, author ofThe Left Overs

On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art (worth over $500 million today) 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.

Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting-a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum-in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery.

Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late 19th century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

About the Author

B.A. SHAPIRO lives in Boston and teaches fiction writing at Northeastern University.

Editorial Reviews

"I look forward to reading more from its very clever creator." -ARTHUR GOLDEN, AUTHOR OF MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

"As original as a real Degas, it's also as unforgettable." -CAROLINE LEAVITT, AUTHOR OF PICTURES OF YOU