A young adult manuscript, complete at 63,000 words
Seventeen-year-old Noor fled her native Syria in the midst of her country’s civil war. Her parents have mysteriously vanished and her activist brother is dead, killed by Assad’s regime. When Noor is taken in by her Uncle Ahmed, a lawyer living in Boston, she deals with her panic attacks by escaping into her painting.
When she meets a local boy in a Boston art museum, the two begin to investigate an unsolved art heist, which may have ties to Syria and Noor’s own family.
As Noor and her new friend Enda get closer to solving the mystery, it looks like Noor’s uncle may be involved, but on the wrong side.
As the lies and clues pile up, Noor’s paintings begin to resemble her nightmares, leaving her with no place to hide, unless she can uncover the truth.
Set in Boston in 2012 and Syria in 2011, Priceless is the story of a young woman’s struggle with the loss of her family and her country’s failed revolution, while solving America’s most notorious art crime.