Centerpieces by Penelope Przekop

By Penelope Przekop

The lifetime of an artist is tough, yet being a vampire is even more durable ...

Vincent van Gogh fakes his dying.
Ellis Spenser longs to color.
Holly Carter conceals a recognized lineage.
Theo van Gogh profits his overall healthiness, yet loses the girl he loves.
Mimi Calais says she's a vampire.
Tom Spencer hatches a plan.

Ellis and Tom Spencer oversee the drug safeguard association in a single of the world's biggest and most precious businesses, Pratt prescribed drugs. Tom's deviant plan for his or her destiny starts to splinter while Ellis meets Holly Carter, a lonely Southern lady who has come to ny to pursue paintings whereas furthering her pharmaceutical profession. Holly lives in a Greenwich Village condominium development owned by means of Mimi, a mysterious younger girl whose claims of being a vampire remind Holly that existence is going on. As Ellis pursues Holly, the previous and current start to overlap. darkish secrets and techniques emerge amidst Mimi's weird and wonderful house bookstall, strip golf equipment, galleries, brownstones, company boardrooms, and Starbucks advert nauseam, whereas this varied solid of characters struggles to carve out special identities in a global the place center age is the start of the tip; company puppets and dreaming immigrants rub shoulders within the hallowed burning halls of Ellis Island; and endlessly takes on new meaning.

Van Gogh merely offered one portray in the course of his lifetime. in response to large study, CENTERPIECES explores the amazing explosion of Van Gogh's paintings presently after his suicide and the demise of his brother, Theo, six months later. sign up for Vincent in a trip of self-discovery, friendship, betrayal, myth, company intrigue, and love. discover what he sacrificed for art.

"CENTERPIECES is an awesome, strong, and deep journey contained in the human situation! powerful and impressive!"

Jean Marc Calvet, across the world popular artist and topic of the characteristic movie, CALVET

“CENTERPIECES is a daring tale packed with dramatic scenes--one of the main impressive of that is the 1897 burning of the Ellis Island Immigrant Station via rather unforeseen palms. hugely instructed to people who get pleasure from their historic fiction with a twist.”

Barry Moreno, Historian, Ellis Island Immigration Museum and writer of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ELLIS ISLAND

"Penelope Przekop has prepared perception into the human condition."

Terri Cheney, writer of MANIC: A Memoir, and THE darkish part OF INNOCENCE: transforming into up Bipolar

"What a shrewdpermanent novel! i used to be so drawn in via Przekop's characters. She is awesome at developing detailed personalities and voices. And her plotting is spot on. different tale threads have been so compelling and he or she tied all of them jointly in one of these fulfilling means. i discovered the writing to be the main remarkable element of all. there's rather a lot poetic attractiveness the following. She really captured the artist sensibility. Boy, this girl can write!"

DeAnna Cameron, writer of THE stomach DANCER

"Penelope Przekop writes with wonderful imagery, quirky characters and deep storytelling."

Melissa Walker, writer of LOVESTRUCK summer time and VIOLET IN PRIVATE

About the Author
Penelope Przekop’s debut novel, ABERRATIONS, used to be introduced in 2008. Her writing has been featured within the New Jersey Star-Ledger, The Shreveport occasions, The Detroit Metro occasions, and The Baton Rouge recommend, between different guides. She's additionally an artist whose paintings is represented through Monkdogz city paintings (New York City). Her weblog, Aberration state, has been praised by way of a variety of acclaimed authors and artists. as well as her artistic tasks, Przekop is a pharmaceutical government whose nonfiction paintings has been released by way of McGraw-Hill. CENTERPIECES brings jointly her varied event and gifts.

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