An Art Novel
Arthur D. Hittner
A Florida retiree, dabbling in the art market, acquires the contents of a storage locker in a foreclosure sale. Included is a cache of unsigned paintings of a beautiful young woman by a supremely talented hand. Who is she, who's the artist, and what gave rise to these stunning works? By what tortuous path did they find their way into an abandoned storage unit and who'll prevail in the ensuing struggle for their possession? The answers are revealed in the art-sleuthing novel, The Caroline Paintings, a bittersweet, fifty-year tale of art, love, duplicity, perseverance, and discovery featuring a troubled teenage runaway, a tormented artist, an illegitimate son, an unscrupulous attorney, a beer-guzzling widower, and a quirky Harvard art professor. Inspired by the saga of the Helga Pictures by Andrew Wyeth, and in the tradition of art-centered fiction such as The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and The Art Forger, The Caroline Paintings is a must-read for lovers of art and partisans of historical and contemporary fiction.
Print ISBN: 978-0-9989810-7-9
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9989810-6-2
274 pp. softcover (5.5 x 8.5) 2020
List Price $14.95 (print); $6.99 (ebook)
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