Art Damaged is a glossy insider’s tale that is set behind the scenes of the contemporary art world in Orange County. The story follows Nina Valliere, a glamorous and alluring artist who works in a contemporary art museum. Nina juggles the men in her life and copes with a snarky, man-hungry boss from hell, and a high-strung alcoholic director while pursuing credibility as an emerging artist.
  The beguiling and worldly Nina and her coterie of characters take the reader on an art-filled odyssey.
  Complications arise and a scandalous turn of events threatens to compromise the museum and Nina’s future. A stylish romp through the recesses and chicanery of the art world, museum administration politics, and inner office intrigues, Art Damaged is an insightful and entertaining debut novel.

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ISBN 978-1-4401-6744-7
Ingram Book Group
Baker & Taylor
iUniverse 1-800-288-4677
A mixed media artist, actress and writer, Novak has worked in both commercial galleries and a contemporary art museum. Originally from Antwerp, Belgium and longtime resident of
Los Angeles, she currently resides in Newport Beach. Art Damaged is her first novel of contemporary fiction.
Nora Novak Signing at
West Hollywood Book Fair
October 4th, 2009


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