Still Lives (eBook)
de Maria Hummel
Sobre o livro
"Its a thrilling mystery that will leave you wondering which characters you can and cant trust... Theres a twist at the end that still keeps us up at night, it's THAT good." Reese Witherspoon (A Reeses Book Club x Hello Sunshine Selection)
A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE Selection
A BOOK OF THE MONTH Selection
1 of 22 New Books to Read This Summer (TIME)
1 of 20 New Books to Read in June (Entertainment Weekly)
1 of 30 Exciting New Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List (Buzzfeed)
Kim Lord is an avant-garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A. art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibitionStill Lives is comprised of self-portraits depicting herself as famous, murdered womenthe Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many othersand the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women.
As the citys richest art patrons pour into the Rocque Museums opening night, all the staff, including editor Maggie Richter, hope the event will be enough to save the historic institutions flailing finances.
Except Kim Lord never shows up to her own gala.
Fear mounts as the hours and days drag on and Lord remains missing. Suspicion falls on the up-and-coming gallerist Greg Shaw Ferguson, who happens to be Maggies ex. A rogues gallery of eccentric art world figures could also have motive for the act, and as Maggie gets drawn into her own investigation of Lords disappearance, shell come to suspect all of those closest to her.
Set against a culture that often fetishizes violence,Still Lives is a page-turning exodus into the art worlds hall of mirrors, and one womans journey into the belly of an industry flooded with money and secrets.
"A suspenseful, splashy story about fame, sex, and how our culture views womens bodies . . . I also loved that it tackled the sticky subject of how women are portrayed in art, culture, and the mediaand the consequences of those portrayals. This is a thrilling book, and a much-needed one. Read it and youll see what I mean." Book of the Month