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This is an auction for THE SONNET LOVER by Carol Goodman.

“Poetry approaches life aslant, offering hints of hidden truths. Hammett Prize winner Goodman makes brilliant use of the poet's perspective in a gripping mystery literary in form and content. Poet and Renaissance scholar Rose Asher (so much is in a name) teaches at a small but ambitious New York college that offers a summer program at La Civetta, a villa outside Florence. The resplendent, reputedly haunted villa is the setting for a film made by Rose's favorite student, who falls to his death immediately after the premier. Did Robin die because he discovered the long-lost work of an unknown Renaissance woman poet? Rose, involved in a secret affair with the suspiciously elusive college president, reluctantly returns to La Civetta, the site of her greatest love, to see if she can discover the truth about Ginevera de Laura. Was she the enigmatic Dark Lady of Shakespeare's sonnets? Did her blood once stain the villa's marble floors? Goodman plants macabre clues in the villa's elaborate ornamentation and makes fluent use of Shakespeare's works and life in a stunningly intricate, slyly satiric, and darkly romantic mystery of lust and privilege, love and poetry.”
a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2007.

350 pages.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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