Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 592 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.62 in
Published: November 7, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
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.
"Kostova knows how to craft a breathless ending."