The world to come: a novel

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An intoxicating combination of mystery, spirituality, redemption, piety, and passion, The World To Come is Dara Horn's follow-up to her breakout, critically acclaimed debut novel In the Image. Using a real-life art heist as her starting point, Horn traces the life and times of several characters, including Russian-born artist Marc Chagall and the New Jersey–based Ziskind family. Benjamin Ziskind, a former child prodigy, now spends his days writing questions for a television trivia show. After Ben's twin sister, Sara, forces him to attend a singles cocktail party at a Jewish museum, Ben spots Over Vitebsk, a Chagall sketch that once hung in the twins' childhood home. Convinced the painting was stolen from his family, Ben steals the work of art and enlists Sara to create a forgery to replace it. While trying to evade the police, Ben attempts to find the truth of how the painting got to the museum.From a Jewish orphanage in 1920s Soviet Russia where Marc Chagall brought art to orphaned Jewish boys, to a junior high school in Newark, New Jersey, with a stop in the jungles of Da Nang, Vietnam, Horn weaves a story of mystery, romance, folklore, history and theology into a spellbinding modern tale. Richly satisfying and utterly unique, her novel opens the door to "the world to come"-not life after death, but the world we create through our actions right now.
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subject_facet Art thefts -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Chagall, Marc, -- 1887-1985 -- Appreciation -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, FICTION / Literary, Fugitives from justice -- Fiction, Jewish families -- Fiction, Jewish fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Parents -- Death -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Twins -- Fiction
title_display The world to come : a novel
title_full The world to come : a novel / Dara Horn, The world to come [electronic resource] / Dara Horn
title_short The world to come :
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topic_facet Appreciation, Art thefts, Brothers and sisters, Chagall, Marc, Death, Fugitives from justice, Jewish families, Loss (Psychology), Parents, Twins