Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him
On Sale: May 31, 2007
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Contemporary Chick Lit
A gallery girl's cannily observed and whimsically acerbic
romp through the glamorous Chelsea art scene
When figurative painter Jeffrey Finelli is run over by a cab
in front of the Simon Pryce Gallery on the night of his
first opening, the art world falls all over itself for a
piece of the instantly in-demand work by the late "emerging
artist." At the center of the show is an enormous painting
called Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him that becomes the
object of most desire. As the artist philosophically muses
before meeting his untimely end, "It represents the creative
After Finelli's death, the gallery
receptionist, aspiring artist and protagonist Mia McMurray,
finds herself at the center of the art world's most
sensational story. For suddenly everyone wants Lulu.
Mia, in her clever, clear-headed voice tells the ensuing
tale, the details of which she finds endlessly amusing and
unavoidably alluring. While she watches a Birkin-toting
wannabe collector, a well-muscled Irish artist, a real
estate baron, and niece/muse of the artist, Lulu Finelli,
duke it out over the oversized piece, Mia, à la Holly
Golightly, finds her own creative outlet and artistic
identity, not to mention love.
As The Devil
Wears Prada demystified the world of high fashion,
Danielle Ganek's delightfully funny and insightful first
novel paints the oddly captivating New York City art scene
as it exists today.
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