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Lara Siscar
The Guard at the Louvre

(La vigilante del Louvre)

Commercial Fiction / Women's Fiction

  • Published: 15/10/2015
  • ISBN: 9788401015984
  • 256 pages

Diana has been a guard at the Louvre for more than five years. She spends her days strolling through the rooms admiring the masterpieces on display, telling them all the details of her life in a routine she cannot seem to shake. Then, a temporary exhibition of Gustave Courbet’s work unexpectedly changes aspects of her life. And not only hers, but it also changes the lives of Claudette and Isabel; all three of them are women who live in a deceptive day-to-day reality and shelter a silent revolution under their skin. Is it life that inspires art or can art also serve as inspiration for life?

About the author

Lara Siscar is a journalist with Spanish Television’s news services since 2007. La vigilante del Louvre is the first novel of an author who has been writing all her life and was too impatient to wait as long as the great Gesualdo Bufalino, who began publishing in his sixties. For the readers of The Hours, by Michael Cunningham.