The Venetian Bargain - Marina Fiorato (Hardcover)
- R 646
- 8 Apr 2014
- Supply Source
- Marina Fiorato
- St Martins Pr
- Number of Pages
- 216 x 152 x 32mm (463g)
Venice, 1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire
at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unnoticed into Venice
bearing a deadly cargo. A man, more dead than alive, disembarks and
staggers into Piazza San Marco. He brings a gift to Venice from
Constantinople. Within days the city is infected with bubonic
plague—and the Turkish Sultan has his revenge.
But the ship also holds a secret stowaway—Feyra, a young and beautiful harem doctor fleeing a future as the Sultan’s concubine. Only her wits and medical knowledge keep her alive as the plague ravages Venice.
In despair, the Doge commissions the architect Andrea Palladio to build the greatest church of his career—an offering to God so magnificent that Venice will be saved. But Palladio’s life is in danger too, and it will require all the skills of Annibale Cason, the city’s finest plague doctor, to keep him alive. What Annibale had not counted on was meeting Feyra, who is now under Palladio’s protection—an impossible woman whose medical skills and determination are matched only by his own.
From Marina Fiorato, author of the acclaimed historical novel The Glassblower of Murano,comes a triumphant return to historical Venice with Venetian Bargain.
- General Subject
- BISAC Subject 1
- Fiction / Historical
- Library Subject 1
- Healers; Italy; Venice; Fiction.
- Library Subject 2
- Bubonic plague; Italy; Venice; Fiction.
- Library Subject 3
- FICTION / Historical.; bisacsh
- Academic Subject 1
- Italian Novel And Short Story
- Dewey Classification