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The art forger, a novel by B.A. Shapiro

Label
The art forger
Title
The art forger
Statement of responsibility
a novel by B.A. Shapiro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions of famous artworks for a popular online retailer, so when influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal, her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, she says yes. When the long-missing Degas painting is delivered to her studio, she begins to suspect that the stolen masterpiece, the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner museum for one hundred years, may itself be a forgery. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but she doesn't tell him about her discovery that the stolen Degas is itself a copy. This knowledge is Claire's lifeline when the finished forgery is discovered, Aiden and then Claire are both arrested, and only she can save them. This is a novel about seeing, and not seeing, the secrets that lie beneath the canvas
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10141297
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, Barbara A.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardner, Isabella Stewart
  • Degas, Edgar
  • Art
  • Art forgers
Target audience
adult
Label
The art forger, a novel by B.A. Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
892613
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781616201326
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012009037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616201326
  • (OCoLC)776528039
Label
The art forger, a novel by B.A. Shapiro
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
892613
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781616201326
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012009037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616201326
  • (OCoLC)776528039

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