The Art Forger (Paperback)
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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 16/10/2013
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Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - still the largest unsolved art theft in history - one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece - the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years - may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing - and not seeing - the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
ISBN: 9781616203160
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 210 x 106 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Boston Globe's Best Crime Books of 2012

"The Art Forger is the real thing." --USAToday.com

"[A] nimble mystery."--The New York Times Book Review

"Gripping." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"[A] highly entertaining literary thriller about fine art and foolish choices." --Parade

"Precise and exciting . . . Readers seeking an engaging novel about artists and art scandals will find "The Art Forger" rewarding for its skillful balance of brisk plotting, significant emotional depth and a multi-layered narration rich with a sense of moral consequence." --The Washington Post

"If Bridget Jones's Diary and The Da Vinci Code had a love child, this would be it." --Elle (Reader's Panel Reviewer)

"[Shapiro] has such interesting things to say about authenticity--in both art and love--that her novel becomes not just emotionally involving but addictive." --Entertainment Weekly

"Ingeniously and skillfully plotted." --The Huffington Post

"Warning: Don't dig into this book if you have something to do . . . An addictive thriller." --Redbook

"An engaging tale about art, cupidity, and a Faustian bargain . . . Shapiro convincingly depicts the rarefied art world that lionizes a chosen few and ignores the talented, scrabbling outsiders on the fringe. Shapiro is adept, too, at showing the white-hot heat of an artist engaged in creating a painting. She knows art history, painting techniques, and how forgers have managed through the centuries to dupe buyers into paying for fakes . . . Inventive and entertaining." --The Boston Globe

"Smart, sexy . . . spellbinding." --Redbookmag.com

"An intelligent, cleverly plotted page-turner." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Engaging storytelling. Intelligent entertainment." --Kirkus Reviews


Boston Globe's Best Crime Books of 2012
2012 NetGalley Pick
Kobo's Best Fiction Ebooks of 2012

"The Art Forger is the real thing." --USAToday.com

"[A] nimble mystery."--The New York Times Book Review

"Gripping." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"[A] highly entertaining literary thriller about fine art and foolish choices." --Parade

"Precise and exciting . . . Readers seeking an engaging novel about artists and art scandals will find "The Art Forger" rewarding for its skillful balance of brisk plotting, significant emotional depth and a multi-layered narration rich with a sense of moral consequence." --The Washington Post

"If Bridget Jones's Diary and The Da Vinci Code had a love child, this would be it." --Elle (Reader's Panel Reviewer)


"[Shapiro] has such interesting things to say about authenticity--in both art and love--that her novel becomes not just emotionally involving but addictive." --Entertainment Weekly

"Ingeniously and skillfully plotted." --The Huffington Post

"Warning: Don't dig into this book if you have something to do . . . An addictive thriller." --Redbook

"An engaging tale about art, cupidity, and a Faustian bargain . . . Shapiro convincingly depicts the rarefied art world that lionizes a chosen few and ignores the talented, scrabbling outsiders on the fringe. Shapiro is adept, too, at showing the white-hot heat of an artist engaged in creating a painting. She knows art history, painting techniques, and how forgers have managed through the centuries to dupe buyers into paying for fakes . . . Inventive and entertaining." --The Boston Globe

"Smart, sexy . . . spellbinding." --Redbookmag.com

"An intelligent, cleverly plotted page-turner." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Engaging storytelling. Intelligent entertainment." --Kirkus Reviews

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