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The Tempest

Juan Manuel de Prada

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-387-2
Trim Size: 6x9
Cloth
Overlook
6/1/2003

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Winner of the prestigious Planeta Prize, The Tempest is an hypnotic thriller set in the art world of Venice, by Spanish novelist Juan Manuel de Prada- hailed as "one of the most promising young writers in Europe," by The New Yorker.

Murder, love, betrayal, and some of the world's most beautiful objets d'art come together in Juan Manuel de Prada's tempestuous, prize winning novel set in Europe's quintessentially enigmatic city: Venice. In a tale with all the complex twists and turns of the city itself, The Tempest is a marvelously complex, erotic, and atmospheric mystery reminiscent of the best-selling novels of Arturo P rez-Reverte and Ian Pears.

Alejandro Ballesteros, a young Spanish art historian, arrives in wintry Venice to study Giorgione's painting "The Tempest," but on his first day there, he witnesses a shocking murder and is propelled into a dangerous web that brings together the city's rarified academic world and a master forger. Exploring the boundaries between art and reality, intellect and passion, The Tempest is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking novel by one of Spain's most gifted new writers.

"A fascinating novel mesmerizing, a product which has been elaborated to perfection."-ABC (Madrid)

"A tale of mystery and subterfuge that mimics the dark pull of the canals and the foundering glory of Venice, where it is set The Tempest has broad appeal." -Financial Times

Juan Manuel de Prada was born in Baracaldo, Spain, in 1970. The Tempest, his second novel, won the prestigious Planeta Prize on its publication in 1997 and has sold over 400,000 copies in its Spanish editions. It is currently being translated into nine other languages.

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