The Art Forger: A Novel

The Art Forger: A Novel

The Art Forger: A Novel

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. 

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Guest Essay by B.A. Shapiro, Author of The Art Forger

Beth Orsoff

I'm a cowardly writer. Some writers sit down and begin a novel without knowing where it will end, trusting the process to bring their story to a satisfying conclusion. But not me. I don't have the courage to begin a book until I know there's an end--and a middle too. I need an...

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