Overlook Press, Paperback, 9781585675500, 341pp.
Publication Date: June 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.
About the Author
Prada was born in Spain and won the Planeta Prize in 1997 and the Primavera Prize in 2003.