An enthralling mystery about chasing the unknown, the nostalgia for what could have been, and most importantly, the persistence of curiosity.” San Francisco Book Review on The Red Notebook
Avid antiques collector Pierre-François Chaumont unearths the find of a lifetime at a Paris auction house: an eighteenth-century portrait of a gentleman who looks just like him. Researching into the painting's history, he has the chance to abandon his tedious existence and walk into a brand new life . . .
Antoine Laurain is a Parisian screenwriter, antiques collector, and prize-winning novelist. The President’s Hat was a 2013 ABA Indies Introduce choice.