The Resource Secrecy, by Rupert Thomson

Secrecy, by Rupert Thomson

Label
Secrecy
Title
Secrecy
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by Rupert Thomson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is Florence, 1691. The Renaissance is long gone, and the city is a dark, repressive place, where everything is forbidden and anything is possible. The Enlightenment may be just around the corner, but knowledge is still the property of the few, and they guard it fiercely. Art, sex and power, these, as always, are the obsessions. Facing serious criminal charges, Gaetano Zummo is forced to flee his native Siracusa at the age of twenty, first to Palermo, then Naples, but always has the feeling that he is being pursued by his past, and that he will never be free of it. Zummo works an artist in wax. He is fascinated by the plague, and makes small wooden cabinets in which he places graphic, tortured models of the dead and dying. But Cosimo III, Tuscany's penultimate Medici ruler, gives Zummo his most challenging commission yet, and as he tackles it his path entwines with that of the apothecary's daughter Faustina, whose secret is even more explosive than his
Summary
In seventeenth-century Florence, Zummo, a Sicilian sculptor, is secretly charged by the Grand Duke to create a life-size wax replica of a woman and finds himself surrounded by a web of jealousies and betrayals, as he takes a lover and is shadowed by a mysterious priest
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Writing style
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10298731
Cataloging source
DLC
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Thomson, Rupert
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Family secrets
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
Secrecy, by Rupert Thomson
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Publication
Control code
000050529704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9781847087652
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Secrecy, by Rupert Thomson
Publication
Control code
000050529704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9781847087652
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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