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Chasing Cezanne

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Publisher Comments:

Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some readers of his irresistible best-sellers believe him to have invented), on a wild chase through galleries, homes of prominent collectors, and wickedly delectable restaurants. There are stopovers in the Bahamas and England, and in New York, where that glossiest of magazines, Decorating Quarterly, reflects the cutting-edge trendiness of its editor, Camilla Jameson Porter. (Camilla has recently broken new ground in the world of power lunches by booking two tables on the same day, and shuttling between them, at the city's trendiest restaurant.)

It is Camilla who has sent our hero, Andre Kelly, to Cap Ferrat to take glamorous photo-graphs of the houses and treasures of the rich, famous, and fatuous. He happens to have his camera at the ready when he spots a Cézanne being loaded onto a plumber's truck near the home of an absent collector. Odd, thinks Andre. And in no time he's on the trail of a state-of-the-art art scam, chasing Cézanne.

It's a joy to follow him and the crowds intent on speeding or foiling his quest — including a beautiful agent; a super-savvy art dealer attracted to the finer things in life, especially if they promise the payoff of a lifetime; an awesome Dutch forger; some outstandingly greedy New York sophisticates; and, invisible in the background, the parade of remarkable chefs whose mouthwatering culinary masterpieces periodically soothe the hero and tantalize the reader of Chasing Cézanne.

Review:

"Blending rare art, treachery and steamy romance with ambiance and haute cuisine, Mayle serves up even warmed-over plot and character as blithely as if they were chefs d'oeuvre." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Part travelog and part art mystery caper, this new tale from Mayle, the author who put Provence on the map, is a thoroughly enjoyable romp through the international art world." Library Journal

Synopsis:

"A delightful blend of crime and cuisine." San Francisco

Synopsis:

With the same epigrammatic wit and epicurean savvy that made his five previous books national bestsellers, the author of "A Year in Provence" and "Anything Considered" whisks readers back to the South of France to serve up a delectable novel of glamour, amour, fine art, haute cuisine, felony, and farce.

About the Author

Peter Mayle is the author of A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, as well as the novels Hotel Pastis, A Dog's Life, and Anything Considered. His books have been translated into twenty-two languages. He divides his time between the south of France and Long Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679781202
Author:
Mayle, Peter
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Longworth, M. L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
France, Southern
Subject:
Art thefts -- France, Southern -- Fiction.
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.2 x 5.2 x .64 in .49 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679781202 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Blending rare art, treachery and steamy romance with ambiance and haute cuisine, Mayle serves up even warmed-over plot and character as blithely as if they were chefs d'oeuvre." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Part travelog and part art mystery caper, this new tale from Mayle, the author who put Provence on the map, is a thoroughly enjoyable romp through the international art world."
"Synopsis" by , "A delightful blend of crime and cuisine." San Francisco
"Synopsis" by , With the same epigrammatic wit and epicurean savvy that made his five previous books national bestsellers, the author of "A Year in Provence" and "Anything Considered" whisks readers back to the South of France to serve up a delectable novel of glamour, amour, fine art, haute cuisine, felony, and farce.
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