Part-biography, part-treasure hunt, Degas’ Dust chronicles Joburg-born musician, pilot and businessman Carnie Matisonn’s search for his grand-uncle Karnielsohn’s art collection, including a portrait by Edgar Degas, which was stolen by the Nazis during WWII.
Compelling, moving and amusing all in one, this book expertly encompasses several worlds, moving from the Second World War to Apartheid SA, and encompassing anti-Semitism, sanctions busting and more. A brilliant read.
Degas’ Dust by Carnie Matisonn is available for R387 (Tafelberg).
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