Italian Fever

Italian Fever : A Novel

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Thirty-something 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.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 128 x 142 x 17mm | 211g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752867121
  • 9780752867120
  • 1,719,608

Review quote

Haunting and atmospheric, this is read with understated aplomb by Francine Brody BOOKS QUARTERLY Smart and sophisticated, this novel takes us on a journey from which we return, like Lucy, utterly changed OPTIONS XIIshow more

About Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin is the author of two collections of short fiction and six novels, including Italian Fever, The Great Divorce and Mary Reilly [the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story, from the viewpoint of a housemaid, which was filmed with Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. Her most recent book is a non-fiction work about St Francis of Assisi: Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St Francis. She lives in upstate New York.show more

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328 ratings
2.81 out of 5 stars
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4 19% (62)
3 41% (134)
2 24% (80)
1 11% (37)
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