Stealing the Scream

Theodore Carter (Author)
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Description

In 2004, masked thieves stole Edvard Munch's The Scream from an Oslo museum. Norwegian police recovered the painting two years later but never explained how or where they'd found it. This 70,000-word literary-leaning, humor-laced, crime novel Stealing The Scream tells what may have happened.

Retired CEO-turned-painter Percival Davenport's criminality starts when, fueled by insecurity, he hires a whiskey-drinking thief to break into museums and hang his paintings. If Percival can pass off his art as museum-quality, he will know he's attained mastery. The "donations" attract the attention of Leonard, a Smithsonian guard and amateur sleuth.

As Leonard begins collecting the unwanted paintings and searching for the artist, Percival's studies intensify. He develops an obsession with Edvard Munch's The Scream and steals it. When Leonard and law enforcement agents come knocking at Percival's door, his Tell-Tale-Heart-like anxiety causes him to turn his mansion, and the famous painting, into a roiling inferno. This forces the police into creative means of art restoration.

Product Details

Price
$27.95  $25.16
Publisher
Runamok Books
Publish Date
September 15, 2019
Pages
262
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.75 X 8.5 inches | 1.03 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781732709775
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About the Author

Theodore Carter is the author of The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob and Other Matters of Importance (Queens Ferry Press, 2012), Frida Sex Dreams and Other Unnerving Disruptions, and Stealing 'The Scream' (Run Amok Books, 2019). His fiction runs the gamut from humor, to literary fiction, to horror. He's appeared in several magazines and anthologies including The North American Review, Pank, Necessary Fiction, A capella Zoo, The Potomac Review, and Gargoyle. His street art projects, which began as book promotion stunts, have garnered attention from several local news outlets including NBC4 Washington, Fox5 DC, and the Washington City Paper. Carter lives just outside Washington, DC in Takoma Park, MD.