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A Stopover in Venice
A Stopover in Venice by Kathryn Walker 0307267067 9780307267061
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A Stopover in Venice by Kathryn Walker

An enchanting debut novela fairy tale of sorts. The time is the present. The novel opens on a train en route to Verona. A young American woman is on an Italian tour with her 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 in the countryside. Marooned and on her own for the first time in eight years, she returns to Venice, gets a room at the Hotel Gritti Palace, 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 dogs owner, an elderly contessa. The young woman becomes faint. The contessa insists that she stay the night . . . What started off as an impulsive act of defiance opens out into an adventureand a mysterythat summons up centuries of the Venetian past, the discovery of a lost masterpiece, and the heroines reclamation of herself.

Author: Kathryn Walker

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2008-08-19

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0307267067

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