Amid the Parisian ruins of World War II, a young Jewish man's desperate struggle to recover his family's stolen art collection teaches him the true meaning of loss. Max Berenzon negotiates a collapsing labyrinth of black market art dealers and French liberators in search of his artistic inheritance and his missing love, Rose. His haunting endeavor uncovers other ghosts and buried secrets, some best, perhaps, left hidden. Mixing genuine artistic and historical details with vivid dramatic invention, this amazingly ambitious debut from Houghteling marks the arrival of a major talent.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes