by Joseph Olshan - £10.99 Bloomsbury (1999)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780747544258 | ISBN 10: 0747544255
The moment Sam Solomon casts his eyes on a stunning erotic drawing that hangs in the apartment of a dying art dealer, he finds himself caught in a tide of confusion and longing. Sam suspects that the drawing, called "Vanitas", has a dramatic story behind it that might answer questions that the art dealer has refused to address: the story of a once tragic love affair, what happened to the artist who created the drawing and the events surrounding a falsely authenticated 19th century painting that nearly destroyed the art dealer's career.
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