The Swan Thieves: A Novel

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The Swan Thieves: A Novel

by Elizabeth Kostova

Little, Brown And Company | November 7, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Andrew Marlow, a psychiatrist, has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when the renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes Marlow''s patient.

When Oliver refuses to talk or cooperate, Marlow finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this silent genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver and toward a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.

Moving from American museums to the coast of Normandy, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth, from young love to last love, THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, the losses of history, and the power of art to preserve human hope.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 592 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.62 in

Published: November 7, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031606579X

ISBN - 13: 9780316065795

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The Swan Thieves: A Novel

by Elizabeth Kostova

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 592 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.62 in

Published: November 7, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031606579X

ISBN - 13: 9780316065795

About the Book

Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love, to create a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.

From the Publisher

Andrew Marlow, a psychiatrist, has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when the renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes Marlow''s patient.

When Oliver refuses to talk or cooperate, Marlow finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this silent genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver and toward a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.

Moving from American museums to the coast of Normandy, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth, from young love to last love, THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, the losses of history, and the power of art to preserve human hope.

About the Author

Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the international bestseller The Historian . She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan , where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress.

Editorial Reviews

"Kostova knows how to craft a breathless ending." -Entertainment Weekly
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