The Burnt Orange Heresy (Movie Tie-In)

by Charles Willeford (Author)

Now a major motion picture directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, with Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland
 
"A spiky romance laced with art-history references and the trappings of a sleekly elegant neo-noir." 
--The Hollywood Reporter
 
Fast-talking, backstabbing, womanizing, and fiercely ambitious art critic James Figueras will do anything--blackmail, burglary, and beyond--to make a name for himself. When an unscrupulous collector offers Figueras a career-making chance to interview Jacques Debierue, the greatest living--and most reclusive--artist, the critic must decide how far he will go to become the art-world celebrity he hungers to be. Will Figueras stop at the opportunity to skim some cream for himself or push beyond morality's limits to a bigger payoff?
 
Crossing the art world with the underworld, Willeford creates a novel of dark hue and high aesthetic polish. The Burnt Orange Heresy--the 1970s crime classic now back in print--has lost none of its savage delights as it re-creates the making of a murderer, calmly and with exquisite tension, while satirizing the workings of the art world as the ultimate con.
 

Book Details

Publication Date
March 02, 2020
Publisher
ISBN
9781683358015
Paper ISBN
9781419740459
File size
4 MB