The true story of a love affair between two extraordinary women becomes a literary tour de force in this novel that recreates the surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of the two world wars with a singular incandescence. In the years preceding World War I, two young women meet, by chance, in a provincial town in France. Suzanne Malherbe, a shy 17-year-old with a talent for drawing, is completely entranced by the brilliant but troubled Lucie Schwob, who comes from a family of wealthy Jewish intellectuals. They embark on a clandestine love affair, terrified they will be discovered.
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Florence, 1691. The Renaissance is long gone, and the city is a dark, repressive place, where everything is forbidden and anything is possible. Knowledge is still the property of the few, and they guard it fiercely. Art, sex and power - these, as always, are the obsessions. Facing criminal charges, Gaetano Zummo is forced to flee his native Siracusa at the age of 20, first to Palermo, then Naples, but always has the feeling that he is being pursued by his past, and that he will never be free of it.
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Gaetano Zummo, vor Jahren durch Intrigen seines Bruders mit Schimpf aus dem heimatlichen Sizilien gejagt, wird 1691 von Cosimo III. an den Hof in Florenz geholt. Er hat sich als Bildhauer einen Namen gemacht, besonders durch seine einzigartige Fähigkeit, die Vergänglichkeit selbst darzustellen, in bisweilen schockierenden Studien des Verfalls. Die Gunst des Großherzogs schafft ihm Arbeitsmöglichkeiten wie nie zuvor, erweckt aber auch die Missgunst mächtiger Neider...
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Somewhere in the United Kingdom, an eight year old boy is removed from his home in the middle of the night. He is a victim of an extraordinary experiment. In an attempt to reform society, the government has divided the population into four groups, each group representing a different personality type.
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