The Virtuoso

The Virtuoso

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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. 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. De Moor recreates the world of Italian music and Naples' fashionable aristocracy with a sensuality that takes the breath away. 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 more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • Overlook Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 158567253X
  • 9781585672530

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