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The Improbability of Love

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
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Sep 06, 2016 | 512 Pages
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Praise

“[A] bright, champagne-fizzy satire of modern romance, human avarice, and the booming international art market.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A romp, a joy, and an inspired feast of clever delights.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

“Delightful. . . . A delicious and sometimes devastating satire of what the art world has become.” —The New Republic
 
“Impressive. . . . A treat for Anglophiles, Francophiles, art snobs, and skeptical romantics.” —Bustle

Riveting. . . . With its colorful cast of characters and richly layered plot, The Improbability of Love is entertaining and suspenseful.” —USA Today

“A scintillating new novel.” —Harper’s Bazaar

“A propulsive yarn. . . . Makes an impassioned case for art — as a companion to the lonely, as a restorative to those in pain. . . .  Beauty inspires both passion and violence; in The Improbability of Love, you get a generous helping of both.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Rothschild whets our appetite for art world intrigue.” —

“[A] romp through the art world . . . [Rothschild] understands how great art humanises . . . her writing shows brain as well as a heart.” The Economist

“Enormously readable. . . . Energetic, clever, sometimes funny, sometimes sad and serious . . . with a romance, at least one mystery, even some thriller elements.” —Washington Times

“Deftly pings between comedic romance and biting satire of London’s art world.” —Sotheby’s

“Totally delicious; conspicuous consumption on this scale hasn’t been seen since the Eighties.” —The Times (London)

“Clever, funny, beguiling and wholly humane. . . . Reads like a confection concocted by Anita Brookner and Judith Krantz . . . Scholarly, passionate and enticing.” —The Independent (London)

“[A] satire worthy of the pen of Evelyn Waugh. A real crowd pleaser.” —Daily Express

“[A] pacy satire of the art world . . . Rothschild dishes up a salmagundi of unscrupulous dealers, desperate auctioneers and dodgy art experts, with a side-order of scheming Russian oligarchs.” —Sunday Herald

“Satirical, provocative, and exceedingly humorous. . . . Rothschild delights us with glimpses of London life—as louche, chic, and freakish as early Evelyn Waugh.” —John Richardson, author of A Life of Picasso 

“Hugely entertaining. . . . [A] brilliant satire on the highest echelons of the art market.” —Antony Beevor, author of Ardennes 1944

“A blistering, uninhibited and hilarious satire of the London art scene . . . The writing is so good, interweaving a complex set of love stories of different kinds: romantic love, filial love, love of art.” —BookPage

“Dazzling. . . . An opulently detailed, suspensefully plotted, shrewdly witty novel of decadence, crimes ordinary and genocidal, and improbable love.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Compulsively readable, immensely enjoyable . . . [An] irresistible blend of art, mystery, and intrigue along the lines of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch.” —Library Journal

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