D.C. in 1931 is lopsided. As the rich get richer, the poor barely manage to survive. Living on the streets with no family and barely enough change to buy her next meal, Alice Winters has taken to picking the pockets of the wealthy in order to restore some balance. When she picks the pocket of Charles Cartwright, the affluent son of a well known senator and his socialite wife, she believes she found the perfect target for a bigger score.
Charlie is an artist, confined to work in the privacy of his bedroom. Art, as his parents have said, is no way to make a living. But after a chance encounter with a beautiful thief on a street corner, he’s even more drawn to his canvas.
The artist claims the thief as his muse and the lines that separate the two smudge. Perhaps, there is something more valuable than wealth.
- noun. A piece of cloth prepared for use as the surface for an oil painting; “The only color on the whole canvas was a small red circle.”
- verb. To consider a subject in great detail in order to discover essential features or meaning; “She circled the block, canvassing the building to find the perfect opportunity to slip between the cracks of the crowd.”