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Fugitive Colors is a suspenseful tale of an artist’s revenge after World War II. Julian Klein, a young American artist, leaves behind his religious upbringing for the artistic freedom of Paris in the 1930s, only to find himself trapped inside a world in which a paintbrush is far more lethal than a gun. An artist-cum-unlikely spy, Julian is forced to contend with jealous inferior artists who attempt to destroy those with true talent. Love, Friendship, Betrayal, and Passion painted in Fugitive Colors is never black and white. Like an abstract painting, Julian ‘s turbulent journey is emotionally charged as he tries to save his friends and rescue some of the most important pieces of Modern Art – including his own.
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Author Lisa Barr's award-winning debut novel FUGITIVE COLORS, a suspenseful tale of stolen art, love, lust, and revenge on the "eve" of WWII, won the IPPY gold medal for "Literary Fiction 2014" -- by the Independent Book Publishers Association. In addition, FUGITIVE COLORS has been optioned for a movie by Hollywood Producer Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour trilogy, While You Were Sleeping).
A journalist for more than 20 years, Lisa served as an editor for The Jerusalem Post for five years, covering Middle East politics, lifestyle, and terrorism in Jerusalem. Among the highlights of her career, Lisa covered the famous "handshake" between the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat, and President Bill Clinton at the White House.
Following the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin, Lisa profiled his wife Leah for Vogue magazine, and they maintained a friendship until Mrs. Rabin's death. She later served as managing editor of Moment magazine based in Washington, DC, which was co-founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. Most recently, she worked as an editor/staff reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering lifestyle, sex & relationships, and celebrities. She earned her master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
Booklist says this about FUGITIVE COLORS: "Masterfully conceived and crafted, Barr's dazzling debut novel has it all: passion and jealousy, intrigue and danger."
Lisa is also the creator of the popular website and blog "GIRLilla Warfare: A Mom's Guide to Surviving the Suburban Jungle" which launched in May, 2012.
Her greatest joy is writing while raising her three beautiful daughters, and stealing away for "coffee time" with her husband David Barr. She lives in the Chicago area, with her family, two dogs, and lots of Girl Drama - fodder for her next novel ...
On the eve of WWII, three art students let their professional rivalries and romantic jealousies catapult them into the center of one of the most notorious campaigns of the Third Reich. Upon arriving in Paris, American expat Julian is immediately befriended by Rene and Felix, who encourage him to abandon his formal studies and join them in private lessons with an avant-garde artist. Fiercely competitive, Rene and Felix nonetheless set aside their artistic ambitions for their passionate pursuit of Charlotte, the salon’s hedonistic nude model. When Felix discovers Rene and Charlotte’s affair, his vow to seek revenge is conveniently satisfied when his Nazi-sympathizer father forces him to return to Germany, where Felix becomes involved in the führer’s campaign to rid the world of so-called degenerate art. Thrust into the role of both confidant and spy, Julian dedicates his life to saving valuable works of art from Nazi destruction, with tragic results. Masterfully conceived and crafted, Barr’s dazzling debut novel has it all: passion and jealousy, intrigue and danger. --Carol Haggas
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Book Description GIRLilla Warfare Press, LLC, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110615625940
Book Description GIRLilla Warfare Press, LLC, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0615625940