The Swan Thieves

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Elizabeth Kostova

A beautifully written story about Andrew Marlow, a psychiatrist who is also and an amateur painter. He takes the case of a painter, Robert Oliver, who had attempted to slash a painting in the National Gallery of Art and afterward has refused to talk at all. In Marlow’s quest to get to the heart of Oliver’s behavior, he discovers a series of letters from and to Beatrice de Clerval, a fictional artist from the impressionist era in France who abruptly stopped painting at the age of 29. Her story and Marlow’s discoveries about himself and the mystery of Oliver’s behavior make this one hard to put down.

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