B. A. Shapiro - The Collector's Apprentice

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

With The Art Forger and The Muralist, Shapiro claimed the art world and its sometimes deadly passions as her distinctive literary territory. Again combining mystery with historical fiction and interweaving her fictional characters’ lives with those of the great artists, Shapiro in her new novel follows the fate of collectors, con-men, and the woman who falls prey to them in 1920s Paris. As the book opens, nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens is vowing to get revenge on her former fiancé, George, who bilked her father out of millions and left Paulien to take the blame. Then she meets a rich and eccentric American collector who offers her a job in his Philadelphia museum—only to have her plans scuttled when George reappears and somehow Paulien is charged with an even more serious crime.


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Fiction & Poetry
The Collector’s Apprentice: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616203580
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 16th, 2018

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