Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

The Art Forger, B. A. Shapiro

This quick-moving tale about a disgraced artist conscripted to copy a looted Degas would be a good complement to Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch. Both work in themes of authenticity, artifice, guilt, innocence, but where Goldfinch meditates more on grief and solitude, The Art Forger goes for page-turning twists; an enjoyable read nonetheless.