By Shirley Hazzard
In the phrases of Time magazine, "A close to ideal novel...a small masterpiece" via the writer of the good Fire
Passionate undercurrents sweep out and in of this eloquent novel a couple of love affair in a summer season geographical region in Italy and its inevitable finish. It occurs in a surroundings of pastoral attractiveness in the course of a time of celebration--a festival.
Sophie, part English, part Italian, meets Tancredi, an Italian who's separated from his spouse and kin. In telling the tale in their love affair, Shirley Hazzard punctures the placid floor of well mannered Italian society to bare the serious yearnings and awesome responses in subtle humans stuck up in feelings they don't continually understand.
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