'An absolute joy to read...a novel that is part love story, part ghost story, and a wholly enjoyable and intelligent summer read' Amanda Craig, New Statesman Thirtysomething New Yorker Lucy Stark leads a quiet, solitary life working for a bestselling - but remarkably untalented - writer. When he dies at a villa in Tuscany, Lucy flies to Italy to settle his affairs. What begins as a grim chore soon threatens her self-reliance and her very sense of reality. In Italian Fever, Valerie Martin evokes a modern woman's headlong tumble into a world where E.M.Forster's angels feared to tread. Smart and sophisticated, this novel takes us on a journey from which we return, like Lucy, utterly changed.... Cinia#39;s devotion was the one that confers prestige upon the owner according to the size and power of his automobile. Or so Lucy concluded as she climbed into the narrow confines of the Cini car, an unimpressive pale blue steel box on wheels, ... The interior was dusty, the plastic seats were covered with cheap black cloth covers printed over in a frightening array of ... And, in fact, she had had these same thoughts and worried about what she would do for support on those excursionsanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-12-30|