In the Full Light of the Sun
  • Published:
    Jul-2019 (Hardcover)
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GENRE

TIME PERIOD

  • 1920's-1930's
  • 20th Century

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Based on a true story, this gorgeous new novel follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in an art scandal -- involving newly discovered van Goghs -- that rocks Germany amidst the Nazis' rise to power.

Hedonistic and politically turbulent, Berlin in the 1920s is a city of seedy night clubs and sumptuous art galleries. It is home to millionaires and mobs storming bakeries for rationed bread. These disparate Berlins collide when Emmeline, a young art student; Julius, an art expert; and a mysterious dealer named Rachmann all find themselves caught up in the astonishing discovery of thirty-two previously unknown paintings by Vincent van Gogh.

In the Full Light of the Sun explores the trio's complex relationships and motivations, their hopes, their vanities, and their self-delusions -- for the paintings are fakes and they are in their own ways complicit. Theirs is a cautionary tale about of the aspirations of the new Germany and a generation determined to put the humiliations of the past behind them.

With her signature impeccable and evocative historical detail, Clare Clark has written a gripping novel about beauty and justice, and the truth that may be found when our most treasured beliefs are revealed as illusions.
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