By B. A. Shapiro
Virtually twenty-five years after the notorious paintings heist on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the biggest unsolved artwork robbery in history—one of the stolen Degas work is brought to the Boston studio of a tender artist. Claire Roth has entered right into a Faustian cut price with a strong gallery proprietor by way of agreeing to forge the Degas in alternate for a one-woman exhibit in his popular gallery. yet as she starts her paintings, she begins to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one who were striking on the Gardner for 100 years—may itself be a forgery. The paintings Forger is an exhilarating novel approximately seeing—and no longer seeing—the secrets and techniques that lie underneath the canvas.
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I see all four of them now. They’re far away—the length of a football field. Small but clear. They’re standing just as they were before, the girl held between them, and all watch me run. Everything behind is painfully cold, scary dark. The tiny surface lights under my pounding feet are dimming to that dead umber that will no doubt be the end of me, and before I can even remember my name. If I have a name. Not much strength left. I stumble, fall, get up, try to run again, then just fall over and lie there.
Puzzle. Jigsaw puzzle. All wrong! My entire body hurts. This is not the way it should be—not the way anything I know should be. But then I can feel what little I do know slipping away, including my name and why I’m here. Alone in a shrinking tightness, like being squeezed out of a tube, legs still trapped, fingers ripping through the rubbery membrane, opening holes through which I breathe. I’m kicking my way out of a smothering sac. My chest aches and burns. The air hurts. Then the noise hits again and pounds my head, my ears, metal on metal.
The severed toothy head seems to follow me. I kick it as hard as I can, again and again. Then the writhing and snapping stops. It’s over. Heaviness is back. I’m alive, the little girl stands a few meters away… and behind her, gripping her arm and shoulders, three adults. At first, I think they’re like me. But they’re not. They’re not like either of us. Everyone seems frozen, as if this monster might come back to life—but the tooth-snout is decapitated. It’s dead. Good name, that. Tooth-snout. No end of surprises.