Illumicrate „Nothing but Thieves“ April 2022 Unpacking

Unpacking April2022 Illumicrate


  • Art History Book Pot

Ein Keramikstück in Form eines Geschichtsbuches. Eine süße Idee und natürlich sehr passend zum Buch.

  • Song of th Spirits Papercraft Kit (Inspo-Buch: City of Brass)

Mal etwas ganz anderes: Bastelstunde ist angesagt. Die Anleitung liest sich sehr kompliziert, doch der Aufbau ging rasant. Ein nettes Sammlerstück.

  • To be Remembered Print Album (Inspo-Buch: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue)

Ein Highlight! Ein Fotoalbum im wunderschönen blau-gold Design. Artprints und besondere Postkarten werden hier wohl demnächst ihren Weg finden.

  • Gilded Wolves Bookmark Set (Inspo-Buch: Gilded Wolves)

Lesezeichen gehen doch immern. Das Buch dazu habe ich noch nicht gelesen.

Buch der April Box 2022:

„Portrait of a Thief“ von Grace D. Li

Illumicrate Edition mit

  • exklusiven Cover
  • Goldfolienprägung auf dem Buchdeckel
  • wendbarer Buchumschlag
  • einfarbiger Farbschnitt
  • Signatur der Autorin

History is told by the conquerors. Across the Western world, museums display the spoils of war, of conquest, of colonialism: priceless pieces of art looted from other countries, kept even now.

Will Chen plans to steal them back.

A senior at Harvard, Will fits comfortably in his carefully curated roles: a perfect student, an art history major and sometimes artist, the eldest son who has always been his parents’ American Dream. But when a mysterious Chinese benefactor reaches out with an impossible—and illegal—job offer, Will finds himself something else as well: the leader of a heist to steal back five priceless Chinese sculptures, looted from Beijing centuries ago.

His crew is every heist archetype one can imag­ine—or at least, the closest he can get. A con artist: Irene Chen, a public policy major at Duke who can talk her way out of anything. A thief: Daniel Liang, a premed student with steady hands just as capable of lockpicking as suturing. A getaway driver: Lily Wu, an engineering major who races cars in her free time. A hacker: Alex Huang, an MIT dropout turned Silicon Valley software engineer. Each member of his crew has their own complicated relationship with China and the identity they’ve cultivated as Chinese Americans, but when Will asks, none of them can turn him down.

Because if they succeed? They earn fifty million dollars—and a chance to make history. But if they fail, it will mean not just the loss of everything they’ve dreamed for themselves but yet another thwarted at­tempt to take back what colonialism has stolen.

Equal parts beautiful, thoughtful, and thrilling, Portrait of a Thief is a cultural heist and an examination of Chinese American identity, as well as a necessary cri­tique of the lingering effects of colonialism.

(Quelle: goodreads.com)

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