In the words of Time magazine, "A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece" by the author of The Great FirePassionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside in Italy and its inevitable end. It takes place in a setting of pastoral beauty during a time of celebration--a festival.Sophie, half English, half Italian, meets Tancredi, an Italian ...
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (July 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 626348
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This is a splendid evocation of Tuscany after the war, and the evolution of a love affair. Hazzard understands the Italian male, his courtliness, and as one character explains, his lack of seriousness better perhaps than almost any straniera or stran...
rated from his wife and family. In telling the story of their love affair, Shirley Hazzard punctures the placid surface of polite Italian society to reveal the intense yearnings and surprising responses in sophisticated people caught up in emotions they do not always understand.