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"A swoon of a read." -Frances Kuffel, author of "Passing for Thin" "Elle Newmark's richly seductive prose brings to life the color and scandal of fifteenth-century Venice. Through Luciano, a street urchin apprenticed to a great chef in the palace of the doge, Newmark tells a wicked tale of political and papal intrigue. In Venice where every whisper is a secret or a lie, Lu ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published August 23rd 2007 by iUniverse
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Amateur de Livre
Dec 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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Review by Tracee Gleichner

"Civilizations are built on the bones of the dead." Sometimes I believe we forget about those that have come before us…this is evident in some of the mistakes that are made over and over again. History certainly has a way of repeating itself, but thankfully there is nothing about this book that is a knock off of something else you have read - it is truly original in every way.

This book focuses around a street rat named Luciano and his mentor, Chef Amato Ferrero. Lucian
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Jul 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Very well written, good story. Viciously anti-Christian and virulently anti-Catholic. False representations of history and the Catholic Church, extraordinarily twisted interpretations and the portrayal of Catholics as vile and stupid; it should do very well in the literary world.
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Elle Newmark is an award-winning writer whose books are inspired by her travels. She and her husband, a retired physician, have two grown children and five grandchildren. They live in the hills north of San Diego.