Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Swan Thieves

Sensuously stunning and woven with an artistry of language and storytelling The Swan Thieves is Elizabeth Kostava's latest masterpiece. Author of the #1 bestselling novel The Historian--which also graces my shelves--Kostava masterfully entwines the richness of history with contemporary times. She innately understands the intimacy humanity can feel for its history.

The Swan Thieves opens with the vicious imagery of a painter, Robert Oliver, defacing a canvas in a National Gallery. Incarcerated and considered troubled after the incident Robert's Psychological well-being is placed in the hands of a middle aged Andrew Marlow, Psychologist. Marlow becomes deeply engrossed in the tangled web of Robert's relationships with women of the present but most importantly of the past...a very distant past! Robert's obsession with a woman long since dead involves Marlow in the pursuit of a puzzle hearkening back to France in the late 1800s.

This is a tale of obsession, unconditional love and treacherous betrayal. An historic wrong which must be made right in order to save the troubled mind of a genius.

Admittedly The Swan Thieves is a long ride but one with mesmerizing intensity. I felt the story almost endless at times but could not resist picking it up again and again to continue the story's journey. Romantic yet mystifying this novel is like a hand reaching out to grab your hand and lead you on, lead you through a thought provoking, stomach tightening tale. The characters are charismatic and complex, and the plot original and curious!

If you are a lover of lyrical description, dramatic and romantic literary and artistic mastery you will lavish in the reading of this beautiful piece of fiction.

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