Foreign rights sold: Rights sold in France (Liana Levi)
An atypical, sophisticated, elaborated novel of love and mystery
The setting is Venice. The month November. The length of the adventure: three days from the arrival on a flight to the departure on a steamer. She is an elegant Roman princess who scouts for one of the English large auction houses; he is a fascinating, mysterious man of undetermined age, the group leader of turists. But who is he really? Around them the canals and the lagoon of Venice, which becomes a character in the book unto itself. An atypical, sophisticated, elaborated novel of love and mystery.
Fruttero & Lucentini (or F&L) was the usual way for Carlo Fruttero and Franco Lucentini to sign their joint work, including bestselling and celebrated novels, short stories, anthologies. Their most successful works include a long list of books, among them: La donna della domenica (1972) turned into a movie with Marcello Mastroianni and Jacqueline Bisset, A che punto è la notte (1979) and Enigma in luogo di mare (1991).