Excerpt from Prologue. Read the first 5000 words by clicking the document.
There’s this painting. A very famous painting. My mother, not exactly an Art History major at Vassar, saw it in a magazine while she was getting her hair done at Delores Antonelli’s unlicensed basement hair salon. She tore out the page—probably coughed while she did it so as not to alert any of the neighbor ladies to her thievery—and brought it home.
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