Italy. Modern Day.
“Will you be my protégé, Miss Spell? It’s for the art." Reavely twisted up the corner of his mouth. "And I know you love art as much as I…”
Worried letters from home. Priceless paintings. Formal balls. With the training of her reformed --but secretive-- employer, Reavely, young Larken Spell becomes an adept ‘Frodulante,’ skilled in the arts of thievery and fraud so that she can save invaluable masterpieces. As she discovers an underground world of cutthroat elitist art collectors and their shifty agents and thugs, she begins to wonder how legal her new job really is.
I NEED HELP, MY FRIENDS!
I need a temporary title for my novel. Just something catchy by which I may refer to it. I've included a thorough synopsis (below) to aid your powers of creative title coming-up-with-powers.
Just read it and see if you can think of anything. ANYTHING!
Synopsis: Modern day.
Sixteen year old Larken Spell, the recipient of a copious art scholarship, finds herself enrolled in a prestigious art academy in Italy, only to feel numbly disconcerted by how little she knows of the theory behind her vocation of choice. What qualifies an object as Art? Far from her secure home in New England, Larken partakes in adventure and enlightenment in her quest for the meaning of art.
In return for her education, Larken discovers she must spend several hours a week with her patron and a fellow scholarship recipient, an Italian boy with a flair for Graphic Design, as well as attend her benefactor’s school of choice for her eleventh year of High School. Despite her discomfiture by the supercilious girls’ boarding school she is forced to attend and her constant, wistful thoughts of her family back home, Larken soon becomes heartened by her quality art lessons, new friends and, surprisingly…
…a mysterious job offer from a handsome stranger.
Larken’s new boss claims he is a reformed art thief and fraud artist who needs her to right his past wrongs. Noting that she is adept at ‘slinking about,’ he tells her that she has enormous potential and that he has selected her as his new protégé in the skills of art-snitching —--though this time she will be working for worthier causes than were his formerly. With his training in thievery and fraud, Larken discovers a world of cutthroat elitist art collectors and their shifty agents and thugs. Amidst a whirlwind of enigmatic letters from home, devious acts of crime, formal balls, priceless paintings, and grating deportment lessons, Larken begins to wonder how legal her new job really is, simultaneously asking herself the question that has posed a dilemma to many artists through the centuries: What is art?
Well, there you have it. On the top of my list so far are:
Reasons: Spilled is like spilled ink/paint and like spilling the truth... deceit is a theme in this lil project.
Frodulante is Italian for "Fraud."
Tell what you think of those. Even better, offer a few of your own suggestions!!!