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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 624 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 24/06/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751541427