Synopses & Reviews
Academy Award winner Kevin Kline stars in the adaptation of the title story in this collection in a Universal Pictures release directed by Michael Hoffman (Restoration)
The Palace Thief is the story of a dedicated and inspiring classics professor at an elite prep school where an encounter with a student, the son of a powerful senator, inexorably alters his life. Forty-one years later at a reunion of his students, he is faced with the fear that he may have failed the most important challenge of his life—to have been a great teacher.
About the Author
is the author of Emperor of the Air, For Kings and Planets,
and Carry Me Across the Water,
among other books. A former physician, he is now on the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.