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The Italian Quarter

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In The Italian Quartet, Sara Marcello, a writer with roots in Italy, is invited to the island villa of Ugo and Olivia Bellini, two wealthy and worldly antiquarians. In this place of myth, belonging as much to Homer and Prospero as to the present, Sara discovers that she is at the center of Olivia's obsessive desire to possess the secret of creative genius.

And, although sh
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Five Star (ME)
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Sep 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book would be more about music in Venice, but it was actually (distantly musically themed) a swirling look at life and love and being truthful. Societal expectations, personal desire, heartbreak, all wrapped up in Italian culture and language: food and art and family. A bit melancholy, but I liked the Italia-ness of it.
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