Falling Palace

Falling Palace

A Romance of Naples

eBook - 2010
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Weaving the tale of an elusive romance with a vivid evocation of a legendary metropolis, Dan Hofstadter reveals Naples to us. He is our guide to the dilapidated architectural beauty and the irrepressible theater of the city's everyday life; the centuries-old festivals that regularly overtake the jumbled streets; the conversations in dialect that start in the cafés after work and continue into the night; the countless curio shops where treasures mingle with kitsch. And he brings to life on the page the natives he befriends, people whose gestures and superstitions seem as ancient as Vesuvius: a master baker who'd rather be playing the stock market; an agoraphobic aunt who must meddle by phone; and, always, Benedetta, the object of our narrator's fascination and affections, and, like her lifelong home-city, at once inviting and unfathomable.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2010]
ISBN: 9780307484598
0307484599
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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