The muralist: a novel

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Pub. Date:
2015.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 15
Lexile measure:
830L
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When Aliz#65533;e Benoit, a young American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her arts patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends and fellow WPA painters, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who, while working at Christie's auction house, uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt? Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner workings of New York's art scene and the beginnings of the vibrant and quintessentially American school of Abstract Expressionism. As she did in her bestselling novel The Art Forger , B. A. Shapiro tells a gripping story while exploring provocative themes. In Aliz#65533;e and Danielle she has created two unforgettable women, artists both, who compel us to ask: What happens when luminous talent collides with unstoppable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world?
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Contributors:
Sands, Xe. Narrator
ISBN:
9781616203573
9781616206437
9781622318759
9781410484086
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.9, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
830L
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display_description When Alizée Benoit, a young American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her arts patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends and fellow WPA painters, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who, while working at Christie's auction house, uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt? Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner workings of New York's art scene and the beginnings of the vibrant and quintessentially American school of Abstract Expressionism. As she did in her bestselling novel The Art Forger, B. A. Shapiro tells a gripping story while exploring provocative themes. In Alizée and Danielle she has created two unforgettable women, artists both, who compel us to ask: What happens when luminous talent collides with unstoppable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world?--Dust jacket.
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subject_facet Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Missing persons -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
title_display The muralist : a novel
title_full The muralist : a novel / by B. A. Shapiro, The muralist [sound recording] / B. A. Shapiro, The muralist [text (large print)] / B. A. Shapiro
title_short The muralist :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Artists, Audiobooks, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Missing persons, Social life and customs