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Forgery: A Novel by Sabina Murray
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Forgery: A Novel

by Sabina Murray

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Lots of drinking. Pretty sure they have a drink on every page.

Lots of sadness. But poetic sadness.

Lots of actually interesting stuff about art and art history.

Lots of stuff about Greece, namely goats.

It kind of reminds me of the Great Gatsby. Really, nothing much happens in this book. They all kind of laze around drinking, sometimes looking at art...but then suddenly someone dies and shit gets serious.

Definitely enjoyed it. ( )
  BrynDahlquis | Nov 9, 2014 |
I enjoyed this book -- though not as much as the Carnivore's Inquiry -- but I think it falls short of "high literary merit" -mary
  nhdublin | Nov 6, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802118445, Hardcover)

The spellbinding new novel from the award-winning author of The Caprices and A Carnivore’s Inquiry transports us to a mysterious world of deception, political intrigue, and desire. In the summer of 1963, American Rupert Brigg travels to Greece to collect classical pieces for his Uncle William’s art collection. Rupert’s first discovery, however, is that Athens is a shadowy place that hides a tangle of fork-tongued diplomacy and duplicitous women, a city of replicas and composites that, like a hall of mirrors, calls to question what is real and what is false. Journeying to the secluded island of Aspros, among a circle of artists and aristocrats each with their own secrets, Rupert finds the very pieces he’s searching for, but can he escape the tragedy that ended his brief marriage? As beautiful as Rupert’s discoveries are, beneath the surface lurk rumors of insurrection, fabrication, and even murder. Seductive, compelling, and sly, Forgery is a sophisticated book about the value and meaning of art, love and the corrosive power of grief.

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"From the author of A Carnivore's Inquiry, comes a new novel that transports us to early 1960s Greece, and a mysterious world of antiquities, deception, political intrigue, and desire." "In the summer of 1963, American Rupert Brigg travels to Greece to collect classical art pieces for his Uncle William's collection. Rupert's first discovery, however, is that Athens is a shadowy place that hides a tangle of political subterfuge, duplicitous women, and fork-tongued diplomacy; it is a city of replicas and composites that, like a hall of mirrors, calls to question what is real and what is false. As Rupert continues to hunt for his treasure, he finds himself on the secluded island of Aspros, one of a circle of artists and aristocrats, each with his own secrets. Rupert may find the pieces of art that he is searching for, but can he distance himself from the eccentric childhood that hides his true identity? Can he escape the devastating tragedy that put an end to his brief marriage? As beautiful as Rupert's discoveries are, beneath the surface lurk rumors of insurrection, fabrication, and even murder." "Part sly and seductive mystery, part character study of a man both coming to terms with and escaping tragic loss, Forgery is a book about the value and meaning of art, love, and the corrosive power of grief."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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