The Cloud Machinery

The Cloud Machinery

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The theatre at St Hyginus, in an obscure corner of Venice, is about to reopen after 7 years of darkness. A young musician named Domenico has been employed to rehearse the company and direct the operas. In the eaves of the theatre Domenico and his lover Rodolfo discover an ageing, half-mad castrato called Angelo Colombani in a room filled with theatrical machinery. It was the failure of his cloud machinery, on a disastrous night seven years before, that led to the closure of the theatre. Admirably suited to the alchemical talents of Christopher Whyte, The Cloud Machinery reads like a tale by Hoffmann set to music by Mozart. Its brilliant and elegant surface cannot conceal disturbing pyschological undertones which make this a thoroughly contemporary novel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753812584
  • 9780753812587
  • 1,737,465

About C. Whyte

Born 1952, educated Cambridge and Perugia. Lectures in Scottish Literature at Glasgow University, and won a Saltire Award for a collection of poetry in 1991.show more

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