When his wife of twenty years dies in his arms of cancer, celebrated New York painter Emery Lake withdraws from painting and from life. To save him, his grown daughter arranges a house exchange for both of them in the south of France. But the sun-drenched landscapes are only the beginning. For in the foothills of the Mont Sainte-Victoire, the long-dead painters Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh mysteriously still walk and paint, scheme and love. Is it the miracle Emery needs or his final step into madness? Chasing the Minotaur is sensuous, sprawling tale which reviewers have called "evocative,""a great read,""an emotional powerhouse of a story," with "suspense that will keep you turning the pages."