The Swan Thieves

A Novel

    • 4.1 • 177 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

Psychiatrist Andrew Marlow, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he 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 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. The Swan Theives is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

MMreads ,

Not perfect, but a satisfying story of art and artists

Art, and especially the process of making it, is not easy to write about. The Swan Thieves succeeds to a higher degree than many. The narrative, with the shifts between centuries, is overlong and sometimes a bit turgid, but the point of the story is carried well by a cast of characters that play their parts well.

Fngxc ,

The Swan Thieves stole my heart

I have read every book by this author;sadly this was my last one and perhaps for me the best because of the subject of painting is at the centre of the story . All of her books are so vividly written, the characters addicting, the stories captivating. I wish I had 4 more to plough through.

Rontack ,

Even better

I love kostova's work and this was even better than the historian. This one has made all through my office at work with rave reviews from everyone. I wish I had found her later in her career so I would have more of her work to read!

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