Download e-book for kindle: Through a Venetian Looking Glass: A Novel of Remembrances by Hans Peter Braendlin

By Hans Peter Braendlin

A ghost tale, a swashbuckling romance, a puzzle… Jean-Pierre Petitfeu and his spouse, Claire, have hung out every year in Venice, ever seeing that they misplaced their ten-year-old son in a boating coincidence. every year they take established walks and consume of their favourite eating places, swept away many times through the sweetness and historical past of Venice. at the first day in their 12th stopover at, Jean-Pierre discovers, hidden in the back of the cornice of a wall of their room, an previous manuscript, the memoir of a guy named Giovanni Pietro Pofoco, who lived in Venice on the flip of the 16th century. wealthy with demise and keenness, Pofoco’s memoir reads like an experience tale filled with intercourse and violence, with idealism at conflict with the corrupt institution. most likely Pofoco died within the early fifteen countless numbers, even if as we learn extra of this outstanding tale, we may perhaps come to doubt that he died in any respect. “Lovers of Venice, of historical past, of complexity will relish those repeated rambles throughout historical waterways and down winding streets. the unconventional is an exciting palimpsest during which a number of characters’ journals supply layers of expertise and inquiry.†—Sheila Ortiz Taylor, novelist “Braendlin’s via a Venetian taking a look Glass is an unique and nuanced evocation of Venice populated with compelling characters that ricochet round each other over centuries. learn it, like it, convey it to Venice, learn it again.†—William Luhr, Ph.D., Professor of English and movie, St. Peter’s University

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