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Picasso wrote “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”
If true, the protagonist of John Boyne’s deliciously dark novel, A Ladder to the Sky is a certified genius. Aspiring author Maurice Swift is handsome, charming and hungry for fame. A chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann sees him parlay Erich’s trust and darkest secret into the plot of his first bestseller. With shades of Patricia Highsmith, A Ladder to the Sky is a savagely comic exploration of art and morality that asks “To whom does a story belong?”

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