Lou is an artist, aspiring archivist, and probably some other things that start with the letter A as well. Though they just returned from a 4 year stint in the woods of VT, they grew up in Seattle bookstores and are delighted to be on the other side of the counter. When they're not at work, you can find them collecting vintage clothes, turning their house into an art installation/total mess, and swimming in Lake Union. They like books about messy friend groups, oral histories, and all the other ways stories are collectively misremembered.
An Ocean’s Eleven for the age of museum repatriation! Portrait of a Thief asks us to consider what justice looks like and the complicity of cultural institutions, as well as the mechanics of Paris drag races and disabling security alarms. It’s the sharpest heist novel I’ve read in years,with great chemistry and incredibly satisfying twists. A perfect summer beach read.