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The world to come: a novel

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An intoxicating combination of mystery, spirituality, redemption, piety, and passion, The World To Come is Dara Horn's follow-up to her breakout, critically acclaimed debut novel In the Image . Using a real-life art heist as her starting point, Horn traces the life and times of several characters, including Russian-born artist Marc Chagall and the New Jersey-based Ziskind family. Benjamin Ziskind, a former child prodigy, now spends his days writing questions for a television trivia show. After Ben's twin sister, Sara, forces him to attend a singles cocktail party at a Jewish museum, Ben spots Over Vitebsk , a Chagall sketch that once hung in the twins' childhood home. Convinced the painting was stolen from his family, Ben steals the work of art and enlists Sara to create a forgery to replace it. While trying to evade the police, Ben attempts to find the truth of how the painting got to the museum. From a Jewish orphanage in 1920s Soviet Russia where Marc Chagall brought art to orphaned Jewish boys, to a junior high school in Newark, New Jersey, with a stop in the jungles of Da Nang, Vietnam, Horn weaves a story of mystery, romance, folklore, history and theology into a spellbinding modern tale. Richly satisfying and utterly unique, her novel opens the door to "the world to come"--not life after death, but the world we create through our actions right now.
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"Nothing short of amazing."—Entertainment WeeklyA million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family's startling history—from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.

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subject_facet Art thefts -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Chagall, Marc, -- 1887-1985 -- Appreciation -- Fiction, Fugitives from justice -- Fiction, Jewish families -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Parents -- Death -- Fiction, Twins -- Fiction
title_display The world to come : a novel
title_full The World To Come, The World to Come A Novel, The world to come : a novel / Dara Horn
title_short The world to come :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Appreciation, Art thefts, Brothers and sisters, Chagall, Marc, Death, Fiction, Fugitives from justice, Jewish families, Literature, Loss (Psychology), Mystery, Parents, Suspense, Thriller, Twins