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The Merchants of Light free pdf Moving between the wonder of 18th-century Venice and the dark chaos of Germany at the end of World War II, The Merchants of Light is the story of a dynasty of artists who lived, loved and died by painting.In May 1945, a beleaguered Monuments Man arrives in the bombed-out German city of Wurzburg. His mission: to rescue vulnerable art treasures from the ravages of war. But, surrounded by utter devastation, he wonders if there will be anything left to save...What he finds will uncover the story of Tiepolo, the vibrant and prolific Venetian artist, and most successful painter of his day, and of Cecilia, mother to their tribe of talented children and model for the sublime beauties that appear throughout her husband's works.This family's dramatic saga interweaves with the 20th-century struggle to rescue their most spectacular masterpiece, creating a bridge between old world and new, and asking: can human creativity triumph over human destruction?

About Marta Maretich

Marta Maretich is an American writer who lives and works in London. She is the author of two novels, The Merchants of Light (Nine Elms Books 2015) and The Possibility of Lions (GemmaMedia 2012). Marta holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Her short fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in many publications and she has been awarded artist residencies at the Eastern Frontiers Foundation and Yaddo. Marta was born in Nigeria and raised in California. She has lived in the United Kingdom since 1995. Her husband, Michael Alford, is a painter and they have one daughter.

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Author : Marta Maretich
Publisher : Nine Elms Books
Data Published : 28 March 2015
ISBN : 1910533068
EAN : 9781910533062
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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