Stolen Art, Love, Lust, Deception, and Revenge paint the pages of veteran journalist Lisa Barr’s award-winning debut novel, FUGITIVE COLORS.
FUGITIVE COLORS asks the reader: How far would YOU go for your passion? Would you kill for it, steal for it, or go to any length to protect it?
Hitler’s War begins with the ruthless destruction of the avant-garde, but there is one young painter who refuses to succumb. An accidental spy, Julian Klein, an idealistic American artist, leaves behind his religious upbringing for the artistic freedom of Paris in the early 1930s. Upon arriving in the “City of Light” Julian meets a young German artist, Felix Von Bredow, whose larger-than-life personality overshadows his inferior artistic ability, and the handsome and gifted artist René Levi, whose colossal talent will later serve to destroy him. The trio becomes inseparable until two women get in the way — the immensely talented artist Adrienne, Rene’s girlfriend with whom Julian secretly falls in love, and the stunning artist’s model Charlotte, a prostitute-muse, who manages to bring great men down to their knees.
Artistic and romantic jealousies abound as the characters play out their passions against the backdrop of the Nazis rise to power. Twists and turns, destruction and obsession, loss and hope, captivate the reader on a journey from Chicago to Paris, Berlin to New York. With passionate strokes of compelling prose, Barr proves that while paintings have a canvas, passion has a face and that once exposed, the haunting images will linger long after you have closed the book.