Overlook Press, Paperback, 9781585675500, 341pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2004
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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. 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.