Genre: Historical Fiction (1930)


Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611458943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611458947


Fugitive Colors is a gripping debut novel of an artist’s indomitable vengeance after World War II. Julian Klein, a young American artist, rebels against his religious upbringing and is eager for the artistic freedom of 1930s Paris. He flees Chicago only to find himself consumed by a world in which a paintbrush is far more lethal than a gun. An artist turned spy, Julian at the same time competes with jealous inferior artists who feverishly attempt to destroy those with true talent. Love, friendship, betrayal, and passion, as Julian learns, are never black and white. Like an abstract painting, Julian’s turbulent journey is emotionally charged as he tries to save his friends and salvage some of the most beloved pieces of modern art—including his own.
The story of Julian and his friends’ artistic endeavors is inspired by a harrowing and little-known historical truth: the official Nazi exhibition of “Degenerate Art,” which opened in Munich on July 19, 1937, one day after the first Great German Art Exhibition. Lisa Barr’s unrelenting prose brings to life artists who were made to endure miserable oppression—sometimes death—under the brutal Nazi regime. This is a novel of suspense, love, mystery, and, above all, the power of art.


FUGITIVE COLORS by Lisa Barr is a compelling Historical Fiction set in 1930’s. Meet Julian Klein, an American artist in Paris, who has turned spy. This is a compelling and complex story of betrayal, friendship,mystery, love, passion,politics, suffering and suspense set against a backdrop of Europe prior to World War II, just days before.  A roller-coaster ride of oppression, brutality of the Nazi regime, and artistic endeavors. “Fugitive Colors” was inspired by historical truth, it a riveting tale of heartbreak and love. An emotional charged story from beginning to end. Well written with depth and descriptions with engaging characters as well as a story full of heartbreak and love. Well done! Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More