The Masterpiece

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 23:11 | Fiction, History, Mystery | 96 Views


• Author :Fiona Davis
• Pages :
368 Sheets
• ISBN-13 :
9781524742959
• ISBN-10 :1524742953
• Release :
August 7, 2018
• Publisher :
Dutton

⊕ Plot Summary : “For the nearly 9 million those who sleep in ny town, Grand Central Terminal may be a assets, a masterpiece of style. except for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents one thing quite totally different.

For Clara, the terminal is that the stepping stone to her future, that she is for certain can shine because the bright because the constellations on the most concourse ceiling. It is 1928, and twenty-five-year-old Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central faculty of Art. A proficient artist, she has dreams of making cowl art for Vogue, however not even the status of the college will override the public’s disdain for a “woman creator.” Brash, fiery, confident, and single-minded–even whereas juggling the affections of 2 men, a rich would-be author and an excellent experimental painter–Clara is set to attain each artistic success. however she and her bohemian friends don’t have any concept that they will before long be blindsided by the looming Great Depression, AN unquenchable monster with the facility to destroy the complete art scene. And even economic condition and hunger can do very little to arrange Clara for the larger tragedy nevertheless to return.

Nearly fifty years later, in 1974, the terminal has declined virtually as sharply as Virginia Clay’s life. choked with grime and danger, from the smoke-blackened ceiling to the pickpockets and drug dealers UN agency ramble the ground, Grand Central is at the middle of a fierce lawsuit: is that the once-grand building a landmark to be preserved, or a cancer to be demolished? For Virginia, it’s merely her expedient. Recently unmarried , she has simply accepted employment within the info booth so as to support herself and her college-age girl, Ruby. however once Virginia stumbles upon AN abandoned conservatoire among the terminal and discovers a placing watercolor hidden beneath the dirt, her eyes ar opened to the magnificence to a lower place the decay. She embarks on a pursuit to search out the creator of the unsigned masterpiece–an ardent chase that pulls Virginia not solely into the battle to avoid wasting Grand Central however deep into the mystery of Clara Darden, the celebrated Nineteen Twenties artist UN agency disappeared from history in 1931.”


⊗ Author Profile

“Fiona Davis is the nationally bestselling author of THE DOLLHOUSE and THE ADDRESS. She lives in New York City and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.”

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