The Swan Thieves

By Elizabeth Kostova (Audiobook, 2010)
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. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this 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.

Ranging 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.

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. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this 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.

Ranging 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.

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.

  • The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

  • "A brainy debut...The Da Vinci Code for smart people...uncharacteristically thrilling tale..." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "The Historian is the kind of book you won't put down...this is a book of stories nested within stories..." (San Jose Mercury News).

  • "[Kostova] has done something quite extraordinary...she has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner that will be sure to make you lose some precious hours of sleep." (San Francisco Chronicle).

  • "Nearly impossible to put down once you crack the spine...Once you pick up this novel it won't take you long to get to the end." (The Houston Chronicle).

  • "Kostova's (www.theswanthieves.com) masterfully written, complex, and compelling tale is reminiscent in tone to her previous novel, the No. 1 New York Times best seller The Historian (2005)...The narration, too, is brilliantly executed, by a cast including Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Erin Cottrell, Sarah Zimmerman, and John Lee. Sure to be a hit with lovers of art."

  • (Library Journal).

  • (Library Journal).

Product Details

The Swan Thieves
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $19.98 US/$22.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 1080
  • ISBN-13: 9781607886693
  • On Sale Date: 11/03/2010
The Swan Thieves

Categories

Genres
Fiction

Sub-Genres
Fiction / General

OpenBookTM

Also By This Author
The Swan Thieves