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By Peter Mayle
Hanky-panky at the overseas paintings scene is the resource of the hilarity and champagne in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us again to the south of France (a area a few readers of his impossible to resist best-sellers think him to have invented), on a wild chase via galleries, houses of well-known creditors, and wickedly delectable eating places. There are stopovers within the Bahamas and England, and in big apple, the place that glossiest of magazines, adorning Quarterly, displays the state of the art trendiness of its editor, Camilla Jameson Porter. (Camilla has lately damaged new floor on the planet of energy lunches through reserving tables at the related day, and shuttling among them, on the city's trendiest restaurant.)
It is Camilla who has despatched our hero, Andre Kelly, to Cap Ferrat to take glamorous photo-graphs of the homes and treasures of the wealthy, recognized, and fatuous. He occurs to have his digicam on the prepared while he spots a Cézanne being loaded onto a plumber's truck close to the house of an absent collector. strange, thinks Andre. And very quickly he's at the path of a state of the art artwork rip-off, chasing Cézanne.
It's a pleasure to stick with him and the crowds rationale on rushing or foiling his quest--including a stunning agent; a super-savvy artwork broker interested in the finer issues in existence, specially in the event that they promise the payoff of a life-time; an grand Dutch forger; a few outstandingly grasping ny sophisticates; and, invisible within the heritage, the parade of outstanding cooks whose mouthwatering culinary masterpieces periodically soothe the hero and tantalize the reader of Chasing Cézanne.
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No matter how far you run. ” The boy named Crow lets out a sigh, then rests a fingertip on each of his closed eyelids and speaks to me from the darkness within. ” he says. “All right,” I say. I close my eyes and quietly take a deep breath. “Okay, picture a terrible sandstorm,” he says. ” I do what he says, get everything else out of my head. I forget who I am, even. I’m a total blank. Then things start to surface. Things that—as we sit here on the old leather sofa in my father’s study—both of us can see.
All right,” I say. I close my eyes and quietly take a deep breath. “Okay, picture a terrible sandstorm,” he says. ” I do what he says, get everything else out of my head. I forget who I am, even. I’m a total blank. Then things start to surface. Things that—as we sit here on the old leather sofa in my father’s study—both of us can see. “Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions,” Crow says. Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you.
Speaking of children, how many were you in charge of on that outing? Sixteen all together, boys and girls. Two were out sick, but other than that it was the entire class. Eight boys and eight girls. Five of them were children who’d been evacuated from Tokyo. We set out from the school at nine in the morning. It was a typical school outing, so everyone carried canteens and lunches with them. We had nothing in particular we were planning to study; we were just going up into the hills to gather mushrooms and edible wild plants.