A Stopover in Venice

A Stopover in Venice

A Novel

Book - 2008
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An enchanting debut novel--a fairy tale of sorts. The time is the present. The train is en route to Verona. A young American woman is on an Italian tour with her internationally famous musician husband. In a moment of fury and despair at their lifeless marriage, she drags down a piece of her luggage and gets off the train. Marooned and on her own for the first time in eight years, she returns to Venice, gets a room at the Gritti Palace Hotel, sets out to explore the city, and chances on a group of boys tormenting a small dog, which she rescues and smuggles into the hotel. The following day she is accosted by a man who claims that the dog belongs to his employer. Reluctantly she follows him to a Gothic palazzo and to the dog's owner, an elderly contessa. The young woman becomes faint. The contessa insists that she stay the night . . . What started out as an impulsive act of defiance opens out into an adventure--and a mystery--that summons up centuries of the Venetian past, the discovery of a lost masterpiece, and the heroine's reclamation of herself.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780307267061
0307267067
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 22 cm

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universalPuppy Jun 10, 2013

"You have delivered Leo, and Leo has delivered you, has he not? We must pay attention to such portents." - pg. 55

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