Fausto's Keyhole

Fausto's Keyhole

  • Paperback
By (author) 

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New impression
  • 0552086193
  • 9780552086196

Review Text

This love story of an ?? Italian boy, written by an American newspaperwoman, is told by the boy, Fausto. The story sustains its male point of view believably, although the premise, of redemption love, is rather feminine. Fausto lives with his father, mother, uncle and their boarders in Rome. His parents have given up their hope that Fausto become a doctor; he is now a hairdresser, engaged to the troubled and difficult Letitzia, and he is prepared to make the best of his life. However, on a trip to the beach, engineered by the willful ??bulletin, he catches the flu. As he lies, delirious, in bed, he becomes aware of an American girl, gravely sick on the other side of the wall. He later meets her on the street, and falls deeply in love with her. Fausto's father, however, whom Fausto has discovered to be impotent - and a voyeur, goes berserk with jealousy and is responsible for the death of the American girl. Fausto, his one gentle dream of freedom gone, marries ??Letitzian... An understated, believable and often moving story which is told simply, with a kind of domestic affection. (Kirkus Reviews)show more