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The Resource The Italian wife, Kate Furnivall

The Italian wife, Kate Furnivall

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The Italian wife
Title
The Italian wife
Statement of responsibility
Kate Furnivall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Italy, 1932 -- Mussolini's Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost? One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a cafe in the vibrant centre of Bellina, when a woman she's never met asks her to watch her ten-year-old daughter, just for a moment. Reluctantly, Isabella agrees -- and then watches in horror as the woman climbs to the top of the town's clock tower and steps over the edge. This tragic encounter draws vivid memories to the surface, forcing Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities. Together with charismatic photographer Roberto Falco, Isabella is about to discover that secrets run deeper, and are more dangerous, than either of them could have possibly imagined ... From the glittering marble piazzas, to the picturesque hillside villages and winding streets of Rome, Kate Furnivall's epic new novel will take you on an breathtaking journey of intrigue, romance and betrayal
Summary
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Russian Concubine returns with a stunning new novel set in Mussolini's Italy. Isabella Berotti is an architect, helping to create showpieces that will reflect the glory of her country's Fascist leaders. She is not a deeply political sort, but designing these buildings of grandiose beauty helps her forget about the pain she's felt since her husband was murdered years ago. One of her greatest accomplishments is the clock tower in the town of Bellina, outside Rome. But as she is admiring it one day, a woman approaches her, asking her to watch her ten-year-old daughter. Minutes later, to Isabella's horror, the woman leaps to her death from that very clock tower. There are photos of the woman right after the suicide, taken by Roberto Falco. A propaganda photographer for Il Duce, he is expected to show his nation in the most flattering light. But what Roberto and Isabella have seen reflects a more brutal reality, and in a place where everyone is watching and friends turn on friends to save themselves, their decision to take a closer look may be a dangerous mistake."--Provided by publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439838
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furnivall, Kate
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secrecy
  • Betrayal
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The Italian wife, Kate Furnivall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053804174
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780751550757
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)896854753
Label
The Italian wife, Kate Furnivall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053804174
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780751550757
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)896854753

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