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The Forger's Daughter by Bradford Morrow (Author)

The Forger's Daughter

Bradford Morrow (Author)

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Imprint: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication date: 5 Nov 2020
ISBN: 9781611856422

A brilliant and thrilling exploration of the passion that drives rare-book collectors to the razor-sharp edge of morality.

4 stars out of 5
Hephzibah Anderson
25 Oct 2020

"there’s an aptly gothic tinge to the tense drama that ensues"

According to Bradford Morrow, literary forgers are coy about their craft, preferring to think of it as creative endeavour rather than crime. His hero, Will, is just such a man – or he used to be, until he got caught. Now, decades later, a villainous character from his past has materialised, demanding that Will create a copy of the rarest book in American literature, Edgar Allan Poe’s Tamerlane and Other Poems. The novel flits evocatively from upstate New York farmhouses to Manhattan auction houses, and there’s an aptly gothic tinge to the tense drama that ensues.