In 1938 the Sonderprojekte is established under the watchful eye of Adolf Hitler, aka The Collector - and Germany begins to 'acquire' the great artworks of Europe. Twenty-six-year-old Ernst Vogler is sent to Rome to collect a famous marble statue, The Discus Thrower, and return with it to Berlin in three days. Those few days will change his life forever.
Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance jouranlist and travel writer before becoming a novelist. Her debut, The Spanish Bow, was translated into eleven languages and was a New York Times Editor's Choice title. Born in Chicago, Andromeda now lives with her husband and children in Anchorage, Alaska. The Art Lover is her second novel.
'A wild ride that sets quirky and lively humanity against the grinding, impersonal forces of war, history and power.' - Library Journal
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