- Portrait of an Unknown Lady

Portrait of an Unknown Lady

de María Gainza 

idioma: Inglês
Edição: março de 2022
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In this dazzling story of art and illusion, secrets and schemes, who is to be trusted - and what is real?

From the internationally acclaimed author of Optic Nerve, a New York Times Notable Book 2019'
A writer who feels immediately important' Observer

At a hotel in Buenos Aires, a woman checks in under a pseudonym. She wears a black fur shawl and has no luggage. She is alone.

Over the coming days and nights, she tells a story, which begins with a secret shared in a local bath house, revealing art forgery and fraud on a dazzling scale. At its heart is an enigmatic genius who for years forged portraits of the city's elite, before disappearing without trace. It is a story of influence and intrigue, in which nothing is as it seems.

We're not to expect 'names, numbers or dates', she cautions, but a more subtle kind of reckoning...

Told in a mordant, irresistible voice and full of sharp surprises, Portrait of an Unknown Lady is a captivating enquiry into what we mean by 'authenticity', in life as in art. At once poised and capricious, elegant and bold, it is a thrilling exploration of the relationships between what is lived, what is told, what is remembered, and what is real.

Translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead

Portrait of an Unknown Lady
ISBN: 9781787303249 Ano de edição: 03-2022 Editor: RANDOM HOUSE UK Idioma: Inglês Dimensões: 135 x 217 x 16 mm Encadernação: Capa mole Páginas: 208 Tipo de Produto: Livro Classificação Temática: Livros  >  Livros em Inglês  >  Literatura  >  Romance

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