“Forgery is as flavorsome as a summer month in the Greek isles.” Richard Lipez, Washington Post
978-0-8021-4368-6 • $13.00 • Paperback • Apr. 2008
Now in paperback, PEN/Faulker winner Sabina Murray’s Forgery is a mesmerizing tale of deception, political intrigue, and desire in 1960s Greece.
In the summer of 1963, American Rupert Brigg travels to Athens to collect classical pieces for his Uncle William’s art collection. Rupert’s first discovery, however, is that Athens is a shadowy place that hides a tangle of political subterfuge, duplicitous women, and fork-tongued diplomacya city of replicas and composites that calls to question what is real and what is false. As Rupert hunts for his treasure, he finds himself on the secluded island of Aspros, one of a circle of artists and aristocrats who show him that he’s not the only one with secrets. For as beautiful as Rupert’s discoveries are, beneath the surface lurk rumors of insurrection, fabrication, and even murder.
PRAISE FOR A CARNIVORE’S INQUIRY:
“Elegantly written . . . PEN/Faulkner winner Murray is a big talent.” Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly
“A cracklingly original, brilliantly conceived modern Gothic” (A Must Read). Kate Christensen, Elle