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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos free pdf This is what we long for: the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can't shake them, even long after the reading's done. In his earlier, award-winning novels, Dominic Smith demonstrated a gift for coaxing the past to life. Now, in "The Last Painting of Sara de Vos," he deftly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth. In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain--a haunting winter scene, "At the Edge of a Wood," which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. As the three threads intersect, "The Last Painting of Sara de Vos" mesmerizes while it grapples with the demands of the artistic life, showing how the deceits of the past can forge the present.

About Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith grew up in Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. He's the author of three previous novels: "Bright and Distant Shores," "The Beautiful Miscellaneous," and "The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre." His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared widely, including in "The Atlantic," "Texas Monthly," and the "Chicago Tribune"'s Printers Row Journal. He has been a recipient of a Literature Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and a Michener Fellowship. He teaches writing in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. More information can be found on his website: www.dominicsmith.net.

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Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
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ISBN : 0374106681
EAN : 9780374106683
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . This is what we long for: the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can't shake them, even long after the reading's done