AsThe Devil Wears Pradademystified the world of high fashion, this funny and insightful debut novel dishes the crazy and captivating Manhattan art scene. When painter Jeffrey Finelli is run over by a cab, the art world clamors for the instantly in-demand work by the late "emerging artist"-especially an enormous painting calledLulu Meets God and Doubts Him.
Gallery receptionist and aspiring artist Mia McMurray fi nds herself at the center of the hype. She is an amused witness as a Birkin-toting collector, a well-muscled Irish artist, a real estate baron, and Lulu herself, the artist's niece and muse, battle over the brand-new masterpiece. In the midst of the madness, Mia finds her own creative expression and artistic identity, not to mention love.
Danielle Ganekis the author of the critically praisedLulu Meets GodandDoubts Him. Formerly the creative director for Galleries Lafayette in New York, Danielle also served as editor atMademoiselleandWoman's Daymagazines. She lives with her husband and three children in New York City.
"Funny, sharp-clawed."-New York Times
"Enjoyably tart… Ganek's portraits of the variously sneaky, ridiculous and pretentious art world denizens are tinged with affection and depth. The tone is sophisticated chick lit, and there's a sweet love story threaded in, but what most clearly animates this debut, and sets it apart, is a real sense that art matters."-Publishers Weekly
"Ganek offers a witty, intelligent look at a rarefied world for which most of us will never have the necessary entrance fee, and Mia, a would-be artist with bigger dreams than talent, makes a charming tour guide."-Christian Science Monitor
"A debut that reads like an amusing fairy tale as it offers a view into a world few readers are likely to have experienced."-Booklist