The Burnt Orange Heresy - A Novel

Author(s): Charles Willeford

Crime

The classic neo-noir novel acclaimed as Willeford's best, soon to be a major film

Fast-talking, backstabbing, womanizing, and fiercely ambitious art critic James Figueras will do anything--blackmail, burglary, and beyond--to make a name for himself. When an unscrupulous collector offers Figueras a career-making chance to interview Jacques Debierue, the greatest living--and most reclusive--artist, the critic must decide how far he will go to become the art-world celebrity he hungers to be. Will Figueras stop at the opportunity to skim some cream for himself or push beyond morality's limits to a bigger payoff?

Crossing the art world with the underworld, Willeford creates a novel of dark hue and high aesthetic polish. The Burnt Orange Heresy--the 1970s crime classic now back in print--has lost none of its savage delights as it re-creates the making of a murderer, calmly and with exquisite tension, while satirizing the workings of the art world as the ultimate con.

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General Fields

  • : 9781419740459
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : Overlook Press, The
  • : 0.181437
  • : March 2020
  • : .65 Inches X 5.55 Inches X 8.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles Willeford
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 176