A beloved car becomes a piece of us, a way back into our histories or forward into our destinies.​ For Emerson Tang, the ailing son of a prominent New England family, that car is a 1954 Beacon.



​A collector of art and experience, Emerson keeps his prized sportscar safely stored away. But when he and his caretaker are approached by a secretive French painter determined to buy it at any cost, they discover that the car has been compromised, and its importance reaches far beyond Emerson’s own history. 

 

Released 2013  |  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 



 

From the Royalton Hotel in Manhattan to a Zeppelin in southern Germany, to the Pebble Beach Concours and a modern art museum in Copenhagen, The Afterlife of Emerson Tang is a fast-paced ride through interlocking cultural histories, reflecting on Modernist art and architecture, and the potential future of the automobile.