The Tempest by Juan Manuel de Prada

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About Juan Manuel de Prada

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Gwen Lee is a journalist and freelance writer. Doris Elaine Sauter met Philip K. Dick in 1972, and knew him until his death in 1983. She is a journalist and freelance writer, and has lectured widely on the horror and science fiction genres. Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels, including the Philip K. Dick Award-winner, The Anubis Gates.
Published June 5, 2004 by Overlook. 341 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this (Planeta) prizewinning 1997 Spanish novel, Alejandro Ballesteros arrives planning to study The Tempest, a richly imagistic canvas painted by the Renaissance master Giorgione, which, local academics and connoisseurs murmur, “represents the mystery of Venice,” a city in which “catastrophes ...

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An art historian's trip to Venice to study a landmark painting turns into an effort to solve a murder mystery in this intelligent but murky second novel by Spanish writer de Prada (his first to be published in English), which mixes elements of crime fiction with musings on the process of evaluati...

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