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The swan thieves

The swan thieves

Kostova, Elizabeth

* The highly anticipated new novel by the author of the international bestseller THE HISTORIAN. Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe 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 renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. Desperate to understand the secret that torments this genius, Marlowe embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities 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, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve hope. 'A mesmerising psychological mystery.' Good Housekeeping

Hardback, Book. English. Psychological fiction. Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945).
Published London : Sphere : [distributor] Littlehampton Book Services Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Booksite Afrika 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Elizabeth Kostova
Distributor: London: Sphere; [distributor] Littlehampton Book Services Ltd; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Booksite Afrika, 2010
ISBN: 1847442404, 9781847442406
Note: Hardback.
Biography: Elizabeth Kostova graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress for The Historian.
Physical Description: 576 p. ; 23x15 cm.
Subject: Painters Fiction.; Psychiatrists Fiction.; General.; Women Fiction.; Painting Fiction.