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From the author of 'The Historian' the most creative vampire story that I have ever read. This is a First edition and First printing of this wonderful novel. The book is signed on the title page. This offering is in Fine condition with all corners square and no bumps or dings. The dustjacket is also Fine and it is not price clipped. A beautiful book. This is a book about obsession and Art.. Andrew Marlow, a psychiatrist, 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 the renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes Marlow's patient. When Oliver refuses to talk or cooperate, Marlow finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this silent 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. Moving from American museums to the coast of Normandy, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth, from young love to last love and the losses of history, and with the power of art to preserve human hope.