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The collector's apprentice : a novel / B.A. Shapiro.

The collector's apprentice : a novel / B.A. Shapiro.
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ISBN 9781616203580 (hardback)
Author Shapiro, Barbara A., 1951- author.
Title The collector's apprentice : a novel / B.A. Shapiro.
Edition First edition.
Publisher/Date Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
Pagination etc. 343 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris -- broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiancé, George Everard. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she creates a new identity, a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby, and sets out to recover her father's art collection, prove her innocence -- and exact revenge on George. When the eccentric and wealthy American art collector Edwin Bradley offers Vivienne the perfect job, she is soon caught up in the Parisian world of post-Impressionists and expatriates -- including Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse, with whom Vivienne becomes romantically entwined. As she travels between Paris and Philadelphia, where Bradley is building an art museum, her life becomes even more complicated: George returns with unclear motives... and then Vivienne is arrested for Bradley's murder.
Subject Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction
Art thefts -- Investigation -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- Art -- 20th century -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F SHAP
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