The Virtuoso – Margriet de Moor

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Condition : Good.
Picador, 1997, Medium-format Paperback – Fiction – 201 pp.
In Margriet de Moor’s prizewinning novel a strange and extraordinary love story unfolds amid the carriages, churches, and shadowed harbors of eighteenth-century Naples. De Moor recreates the world of Italian music and Naples’ fashionable aristocracy with a sensuality that takes the breath away.
For one entire opera season, Carlotta, a Neapolitan duchess, sits in her candle-lit box captive to her passion for Gasparo, the tantalizing castrato with whom she has been smitten since their childhood together in a small Italian village.
First published in Holland, and since translated into thirteen languages, this unusual tale of song and sensuality has seduced readers around the world. A novel of sweeping gestures with delicate grace notes, The Virtuoso is a story of an exceptional place and and exceptional passion.

Book Condition:
Very_Good
ISBN:
9780330340151

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