“Masterfully conceived and crafted, Barr’s dazzling debut novel has it all: passion and jealousy, intrigue and danger.”— Carol Haggas, Booklist
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Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
Lisa Barr’s debut novel, FUGITIVE COLORS, which won first prize at the Hollywood Film Festival for “Best Unpublished Manuscript” (Opus Magnum Award), is a suspenseful tale of an artist’s revenge after World War II.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 consumed by a world in which a paintbrush is as lethal as a gun.
An artist-come-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 are 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.
A journalist for 20 years, Lisa Barr served as an editor at The Jerusalem Post in Israel, and managing editor of Moment Magazine and Today’s Chicago Woman. Most recently she served as a staff reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. Her work ranges from covering terrorism and politics to celebrities, lifestyle, sex and relationships. In addition, she has contributed to numerous publications worldwide. She earned her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
Her popular website and blog: “GIRLilla Warfare: A Mom’s Guide to Surviving the Suburban Jungle (http://girlillawarfare.com) launched in May, 2012. Lisa lives in the Chicago area with her husband and three teenage daughters (lots of Girl Drama, and fodder for her next novel …)
“Fugitive Colors is a thrilling page-turner with twists and turns at every step.”
—AMY KLEIN, columnist for the New York Times
“Fugitive Colors is a riveting, heartbreaking tale of art, politics, love, and suspense set in Europe in the days before the Second World War. In this impressive debut novel, Lisa Barr asks the question: What is the value of art? Her answers take us on an exciting roller-coaster ride we won’t forget.”
—CHRISTINA HAAG, New York Times bestselling author of Come to the Edge: A Love Story
“Barr’s book reads like a sweeping epic film, a nail-biting, on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller, a cinematic tour-de-force in brilliant literary form . . . a story that mixes the deep sadness and isolation of a Van Gogh painting with the uplifting love and joy of a Monet.”
—MALINA SAVAL, author of The Secret Lives of Boys and Jewish Summer Camp Mafia
"The book is fabulous. It is full of excitement plus so much information about art and World War II. It is a must-read for all."
— SAMUEL R. HARRIS, President Emeritus of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and author of Sammy: Child Survivor of the Holocaust.
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