The Swan Thieves: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova

The Swan Thieves: A Novel

byElizabeth Kostova

Paperback | November 7, 2013

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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.

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Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the international bestsellerThe Historian. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from theUniversityofMichigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress.
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Title:The Swan Thieves: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.62 inPublished:November 7, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031606579X

ISBN - 13:9780316065795

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