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ISBN 13: 9780747549277

Don Giovanna

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Life begins to imitate art when a group of well-heeled expatriates, living in the Tuscan countryside, decide to stage an amateur production of Don Giovanni. Joanna Volpi knows that her handsome Italian husband is having yet another affair, but now she has had enough of her married life the way it is, and has a die of her own to cast.

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The novel is the most flexible of literary forms, but can it be twisted into the shape of an opera, composed entirely of arias, duets, recitatives and the like? This fine and satisfying entertainment proves nothing is impossible. What feels like a gimmick at first gradually results in a pleasing, persuasive piece of fiction. In Tuscany a group of well-to-do expatriates decides to put on an amateur production of Don Giovanni. This undertaking serves as a frame for Prantera's witty and penetrating exploration of character. Lord Henry Thirsk, a failed English novelist, provides the impetus (and the financial backing) for the project, which he embarks on as a way of evading his novel and not thinking about his failure as a mate to his charming young Italian wife. Joanna, an English painter, is married to Orso Volpi, a man as kind, loving and amiable as he is faithless. Their housekeeper, the voluble Amabile, is raising the child of her son, who was recently killed in an automobile accident; the child's mother is a drug addict. Prantera's (Letter to Lorenzo, etc.) narrative, with its droll sense of individual and national idiom (English, Italian and American), juggles these and other richly drawn characters as they engage in amatory adventures and misadventures. The novelist's particular coup here is to use the conventions of operatic drama as a way of letting characters' interior and exterior monologues reveal story and character (via voice mail, for example). The result is a book that is both intellectually winning and unpretentiously original.

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“... a book that is both intellectually winning and unpretentiously original.” -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury, London, 1995. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First Edition. 1995 First Edition Hardcover book in DJ . BRAND NEW from 1995 publisher . Never opened , Never owned, Never marked . Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve . Gift Giving quality . 241 pages . A charming, refreshing and witty novel . which takes place in Tuscany , in Italy . where a group of wealthy expatriots decides to put on an amateur production of the opera Don Giovanni . Lord Henry Thirsk, a failed English novelist, with a young Italian wife, provides the impetus , and the financial backing, for the project, which he embarks on as a way of evading his novel . Joanna, an English painter, is married to Orso Volpi, a man who is loving and kind . but not faithful . Their housekeeper , Amabile , is raising her grandson . author Amanda Prantera ( Letter to Lorenzo ) juggles these and other richly drawn characters as they engage in amatory adventures . and misadventures . ' both intellectually winning and unpretentiously original ' . " Don Giovanna " . by Amanda Prantera . published by Bloomsbury , London 1995 First Edition Hardcover book in Dustjacket *** Securely packed for Safe Delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide , since 1965 *** 6 x 8-1/2 x 1 ". Codice libro della libreria 3682

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