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Asunder

Aridjis, Chloe (Book - 2013 )
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"Marie's job as a guard at the National Gallery in London offers her the life she always wanted, one of invisibility and quiet contemplation. But amid the hushed corridors of the gallery surge currents of history and violence, paintings whose power belies their own fragility. There also lingers the legacy of her great-grandfather Ted, the museum guard who slipped and fell moments before reaching the suffragette Mary Richardson as she took a blade to one of the gallery's masterpieces on the eve of the First World War. After nine years there, Marie begins to feel the tug of restlessness. A decisive change comes in the form of a winter trip to Paris, where, with the arrival of an uninvited guest and an unexpected encounter, her carefully contained world is torn open"--Page [2] of cover.
Authors: Aridjis, Chloe
Title: Asunder
Publisher: Boston :, Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2013.
Edition: First Mariner Books edition.
Characteristics: 196 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Chatto & Windus"--Title page verso.
Summary: "Marie's job as a guard at the National Gallery in London offers her the life she always wanted, one of invisibility and quiet contemplation. But amid the hushed corridors of the gallery surge currents of history and violence, paintings whose power belies their own fragility. There also lingers the legacy of her great-grandfather Ted, the museum guard who slipped and fell moments before reaching the suffragette Mary Richardson as she took a blade to one of the gallery's masterpieces on the eve of the First World War. After nine years there, Marie begins to feel the tug of restlessness. A decisive change comes in the form of a winter trip to Paris, where, with the arrival of an uninvited guest and an unexpected encounter, her carefully contained world is torn open"--Page [2] of cover.
ISBN: 0544003462
9780544003460
Statement of Responsibility: Chloe Aridjis
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (page 196).
Subject Headings: Paris (France) Fiction. London (England) Fiction. National Gallery (Great Britain) Fiction. Police, Private Fiction. Art museums Fiction.
Topical Term: Police, Private
Art museums
LCCN: 2013026088
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A novel about two museum guards in London for whom life and art begin to overtake one another in unsettling and surreal ways.

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