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Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘The Salon’

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Paris, 1907. Georges Braque discovers that his new friends Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, and Alice B. Toklas have distilled a potent blue absinthe with a very special power. How is the absinthe related to the culprit who’s tearing the heads off modernist painters all over town?

All week on the Comics Page, we’re excerpting Nick Bertozzi’s The Salon, an ambitious and funny modernist mystery, just published by St. Martin’s Press.

The Salon, by Nick Bertozzi

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five

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Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘The Salon’