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The City of Falling Angels
 
 
Author
John Berendt.
Publisher Sceptre  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.15 x 6 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9780340840610
Pages/Publication Date 373/2005
Daedalus Item Code 42713
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This second book from the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is an evocative portrait of modern Venice, and a real-life mystery: why was La Fenice—the historic opera house where five of Verdi's operas were first seen—destroyed by fire on January 29, 1996? Arriving three days after the fire, John Berendt becomes a kind of detective, inquiring into the nature of life in this unique city while gradually revealing the truth about the fire. He encounters a rich cast of characters, including a hard-as-nails prosecutor who blushes when he's angered, a prominent Venetian poet whose supposed suicide prompts his friends to pursue a murder suspect on their own, and the First Family of American expatriates, facing the loss of their palace on the Grand Canal after four generations of ownership. Here too are a crowd of party-going Americans, busily fund-raising to preserve the city's art and architecture while quarreling among themselves and dragging Venetians into the fray; a contemporary local surrealist known as an outrageous prankster and provocateur; a 21st-generation master glassblower whose sons are locked in a dynastic dispute; and various pigeon trappers, sleepwalkers, hustlers, a believer in Martians, the Rat Man of Treviso, and Henry James.
 
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