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Publisher Description

An exhilarating novel of romance, art, and food in , featuring the beloved Margot Harrington, who graced Robert Hellenga's The Sixteen Pleasures. Margot Harrington's memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica - and the misguided love affair it inspired - is now, 25 years later, being made into a movie. Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, writes a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course their script is not used, but never mind - happy endings are the best endings for movies, as Margot eventually comes to see. At the former convent in where "The Sixteen Pleasures" - now called "The Italian Lover," - is being filmed, Margot enters into a drama she never imagined, where her ideas of home, love, art, and aging collide with the imperatives of commerce and the unknowability of other cultures and other people.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2007
September 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

LouisvilleMary ,

The Italian Lover

It was a wonderful surprise to find that this book brought the two main characters from The Sixteen Pleasures and The Fall of the Sparrow together. Hellegna has a lovely way of writing so you are able to feel the emotion of his characters and want to follow their lives. A lovely trilogy to read one after the other or as I did spread out by years and still remembering each story as if it was the life of a friend. Save the Italian Lover for last.

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