Thursday, May, 11, 2023
Tiempo Nuevo – ‘Delight’ – Bookstore
Susanne Ayoub – Rondo Veneziano
About the novel:
The dentist Adele is a workaholic, while her two former schoolmates are suffering from acute retirement shock. The three meet by chance on a vaporetto in Venice and immediately get entangled in a criminal case: Adele’s wealthy honorary aunt, the art collector Pauline, has had an apparent fatal accident in her palazzo.
Pauline’s life story is what fascinates first in this book, but it is also about seemingly stolen art and a great deal of money. The background of this multilayered mystery comprises not only the lanes and squares of Venice, but also the glass blowers on Murano, the funerary island of San Michele, and the Armenian community in Venice with its customs and traditions.
Translation Geoffrey C. Howes