Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

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… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Cancer
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
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