In the Full Light of the Sun

Product Number: EB00729890
Released: Jul 09, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780544146822
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Description

Based on a true story, this gorgeous new novel follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in an art scandal-involving newly discovered van Goghs-that rocks Germany amidst the Nazis' rise to power.Hedonistic and politically turbulent, Berlin in the 1920s is a city of seedy night clubs and sumptuous art galleries. It is home to millionaires and mobs storming bakeries for rationed bread. These disparate Berlins collide when Emmeline, a young art student; Julius, an art expert; and a mysterious dealer named Rachmann all find themselves caught up in the astonishing discovery of thirty-two previously unknown paintings by Vincent van Gogh.In the Full Light of the Sun explores the trio's complex relationships and motivations, their hopes, their vanities, and their self-delusions-for the paintings are fakes and they are in their own ways complicit. Theirs is a cautionary tale about of the aspirations of the new Germany and a generation determined to put the humiliations of the past behind them. With her signature impeccable and evocative historical detail, Clare Clark has written a gripping novel about beauty and justice, and the truth that may be found when our most treasured beliefs are revealed as illusions.

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Author(s): Clare Clark
Original Publish Date: Jul 09, 2019

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