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The Resource Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel, James Markert

Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel, James Markert

Label
Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel
Title
Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel
Statement of responsibility
James Markert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Run by renowned sculptor Robert Gandy and his wife and muse, Magdalena, the Tuscany Hotel hosted guests of a certain kind—artists, actors, scientists, and engineers who left their worries behind so that they could create their latest masterpieces. Surrounded by lore, the hotel was rumored to free the mind and inspire artists’ gifts. But tragic circumstances force Robert and his family to move. After thirteen months at war, Vittorio Gandy is haunted by memories, and his former life is unrecognizable. Once a gifted painter, now he can’t bear the vivid, bleeding colors on a canvas. His young son doesn’t remember him, and his wife, Valerie, is scared of him. But the most disconcerting change is in Vitto’s father, Robert Gandy, who has fallen from being a larger-than-life sculptor to a man whose mind has been taken by Alzheimer’s. When Robert steals away in the night, Valerie, Vitto, and his new acquaintance and fellow veteran John go to the only place Robert might remember—the now-abandoned Tuscany Hotel. When they find him there, Robert’s mind is sound and his memories are intact. Before long, word gets out that drinking from the fountain at the hotel can restore the memories of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. The rooms once again fill up with guests—not artists this time, but people seeking control over their memories and lives. Vitto desperately wants to clear his own mind, but as he learns more about his mother’s life and her tragic death, he begins to wonder whether drinking the water comes at a price. A story of father and son, memories lost and found, artists and their muses, Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel explores the mysteries of the mind, the truth behind lore, and the miracle of inspiration
Summary
When it is discovered that the water in the Tuscany Hotel's fountain can restore memories, the hotel is once again a source of life and art as it fills up with Alzheimer's patients, but this mysterious gift comes with a price that each must determine they're willing to pay
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776406
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Markert, James
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • Fountains
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia
  • Hotels
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel, James Markert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • "A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065209840
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780785219095
Lccn
2018049925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045216183
Label
Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel, James Markert
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • "A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065209840
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780785219095
Lccn
2018049925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045216183

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