By Penelope Przekop
Vincent van Gogh fakes his dying.
Ellis Spenser longs to color.
Holly Carter conceals a well-known lineage.
Theo van Gogh earnings his well-being, yet loses the lady he loves.
Mimi Calais says she's a vampire.
Tom Spencer hatches a plan.
Ellis and Tom Spencer oversee the drug protection association in a single of the world's greatest and most beneficial businesses, Pratt prescribed drugs. Tom's deviant plan for his or her destiny starts to splinter while Ellis meets Holly Carter, a lonely Southern girl who has come to big apple to pursue paintings whereas furthering her pharmaceutical occupation. Holly lives in a Greenwich Village house construction owned by means of Mimi, a mysterious younger girl whose claims of being a vampire remind Holly that existence is going on. As Ellis pursues Holly, the earlier and current start to overlap. darkish secrets and techniques emerge amidst Mimi's extraordinary condo book place, strip golf equipment, galleries, brownstones, company boardrooms, and Starbucks advert nauseam, whereas this diversified solid of characters struggles to carve out detailed identities in an international the place heart age is the start of the tip; company puppets and dreaming immigrants rub shoulders within the hallowed burning halls of Ellis Island; and ceaselessly takes on new meaning.
Van Gogh in simple terms bought one portray in the course of his lifetime. according to wide learn, CENTERPIECES explores the superb explosion of Van Gogh's paintings almost immediately after his suicide and the dying of his brother, Theo, six months later. sign up for Vincent in a trip of self-discovery, friendship, betrayal, fable, company intrigue, and love. discover what he sacrificed for art.
"CENTERPIECES is an awesome, robust, and deep journey contained in the human situation! robust and impressive!"
Jean Marc Calvet, the world over well known artist and topic of the function movie, CALVET
“CENTERPIECES is a daring tale full of dramatic scenes--one of the main remarkable of that is the 1897 burning of the Ellis Island Immigrant Station through fairly unforeseen palms. hugely advised to people who get pleasure from their old fiction with a twist.”
Barry Moreno, Historian, Ellis Island Immigration Museum and writer of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ELLIS ISLAND
"Penelope Przekop has prepared perception into the human condition."
Terri Cheney, writer of MANIC: A Memoir, and THE darkish part OF INNOCENCE: transforming into up Bipolar
"What a shrewdpermanent novel! i used to be so drawn in via Przekop's characters. She is awesome at developing certain personalities and voices. And her plotting is spot on. the various tale threads have been so compelling and she or he tied all of them jointly in this sort of enjoyable means. i discovered the writing to be the main striking element of all. there's loads poetic good looks right here. She actually captured the artist sensibility. Boy, this woman can write!"
DeAnna Cameron, writer of THE abdominal DANCER
"Penelope Przekop writes with attractive imagery, quirky characters and deep storytelling."
Melissa Walker, writer of LOVESTRUCK summer season and VIOLET IN PRIVATE
About the Author
Penelope Przekop’s debut novel, ABERRATIONS, used to be introduced in 2008. Her writing has been featured within the New Jersey Star-Ledger, The Shreveport instances, The Detroit Metro occasions, and The Baton Rouge suggest, between different guides. She's additionally an artist whose paintings is represented through Monkdogz city artwork (New York City). Her weblog, Aberration state, has been praised via a number of acclaimed authors and artists. as well as her artistic initiatives, Przekop is a pharmaceutical govt whose nonfiction paintings has been released via McGraw-Hill. CENTERPIECES brings jointly her diversified adventure and gifts.
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