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The improbability of love / Hannah Rothschild.

By: Rothschild, Hannah, 1962- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York [New York] : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015Description: 407 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781101874141; 1101874147.Subject(s): Single women -- Fiction | Painting -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction | Art dealers -- FictionGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction. | Romantic suspense fiction. | Fantasy fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction). | Romance fiction. | Novels.DDC classification: 823/.92 LOC classification: PR6118.O8755 | I47 2015Summary: "Annie McMorrow, 31 and not recovered from the end of her long-term relationship, is an assistant to film producer Carlo Spinetti and then to his chilling wife Rebecca Winkleman Spinetti whose father started Winkleman Fine Art in Curzon St. Annie has spent her meagre savings on a dusty painting from a junk shop to give to her new, unsuitable, boyfriend who never shows up for his birthday dinner. The painting now hers, talks, but only to us. Shrewd, spoiled, charming, world weary and cynical, he comments perceptively on Annie, and the modern world and tells tales about his previous owners: Louis XV, Voltaire, Catherine the Great among others. The story unfolds through this voice and many others--unexpected, entertaining, and strangely authentic. Annie will have her apartment ransacked and be pursued by dealers, buyers and an auctioneer in an attempt to get back the painting. With The Improbability of Love, Rothschild has spun a dazzling tale--both irreverant and entertainng--of a many-layered, devious world where, in the end, love triumphs"-- Provided by publisher.Other editions: Reprint of (manifestation):: Rothschild, Hannah, 1962- Improbability of love.
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"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.

"Published November 3, 2015"--Title page verso.

"Originally published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing, London in 2015"--Title page verso.

"Annie McMorrow, 31 and not recovered from the end of her long-term relationship, is an assistant to film producer Carlo Spinetti and then to his chilling wife Rebecca Winkleman Spinetti whose father started Winkleman Fine Art in Curzon St. Annie has spent her meagre savings on a dusty painting from a junk shop to give to her new, unsuitable, boyfriend who never shows up for his birthday dinner. The painting now hers, talks, but only to us. Shrewd, spoiled, charming, world weary and cynical, he comments perceptively on Annie, and the modern world and tells tales about his previous owners: Louis XV, Voltaire, Catherine the Great among others. The story unfolds through this voice and many others--unexpected, entertaining, and strangely authentic. Annie will have her apartment ransacked and be pursued by dealers, buyers and an auctioneer in an attempt to get back the painting. With The Improbability of Love, Rothschild has spun a dazzling tale--both irreverant and entertainng--of a many-layered, devious world where, in the end, love triumphs"-- Provided by publisher.

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