The Italian lover : a novel / Robert Hellenga.
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- ISBN: 9780316026291 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 0316026298 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 9780316026277 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- ISBN: 0316026271 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- Physical Description: 343 pages : map ; 22 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 
- Copyright: ©2007
Margot Harrington's memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica - and the misguided love affair it inspired - is now, 25 years later, being made into a movie. Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, writes a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course their script is not used, but never mind - happy endings are the best endings for movies, as Margot eventually comes to see. At the former convent in Florence where "The Sixteen Pleasures" - now called "The Italian Lover" - is being filmed, Margot enters into a drama she never imagined, where her ideas of home, love, art, and aging collide with the imperatives of commerce and the unknowability of other cultures and other people.
Electronic reproduction. New York : Little Brown And Company, 2007. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1696 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 509 KB).
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