It does not escape me that this week’s prize has the word “fug” within its title, but I swear that’s just a coincidence. This week’s prize is called Fugitive Colors, and I think you will enjoy it, and you will understand why when you read the description below (caveat: I have not yet read it myself, but I’m looking forward to starting it). Bonus, the cover is cool:
“Hitler’s War begins with the ruthless destruction of the avant-garde, but there is one young painter who refuses to let this happen. An accidental spy, an idealistic American artist Julian Klein leaves 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 Rene Levi whose colossal talent will later serve to destroy him. The trio quickly becomes best friends, 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-cum-muse, who manages to bring great men to their knees.
Artistic and romantic jealousies abound, as the characters play out their passions against the backdrop of the Nazis’ rise to power. Felix returns to Berlin, where his father, a blue-blooded Nazi is instrumental in creating the master plan to destroy Germany’s modern artists, and seeks his son’s help. Bolstered by vengeance, Felix will lure his friends to Germany, an ill-fated move which will forever change their lives.”
THE TASK: I will pick the winner from the comments by random draw. But to keep it fun, please comment and let us know what your secret spy name would be, should you need to go undercover.
THE PRIZE: Three autographed copies of the above! (Um, for three people. Not three copies for ONE person. SYNTAX.)
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday.