The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau
Imprint: Anomie Special Projects
256 Pages, 6.5 x 8.66 in, 1
- February 2020
- In Stock
The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau is an oddly intoxicating, gently mind-blowing novel that follows a summer in the life of Adam, a promising young British painter undertaking an internship at a contemporary art museum in Paris. A strange revelation in front of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa during an evening out with an unusual group of young people who have taken Adam under their wing proves not only to be the cause of intense debate, but also to be a turning point in a series of interconnected events in which Adam finds himself caught up in much more than his own coming-of-age.
"A page-turner rooted in the phenomena of pareidolia...a mystery story with an arty edge. Just the thing to curl up with in front of the fire this February." ~Christie's
"At the heart of this multilayered first novel lies a fascination with the edges of perception. This is an interest of both the book's writers - a quintet of friends who met several decades ago as Birmingham schoolboys - and of the artist whose enigmatic portrait painting runs through the core of the story; Leonardo da Vinci and the Mona Lisa (c1503). " ~Art Quarterly