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The Resource Secrecy, By Rupert Thomson

Secrecy, By Rupert Thomson

Label
Secrecy
Title
Secrecy
Statement of responsibility
By Rupert Thomson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sorcerer in wax. A fugitive. Haunted by a past he cannot escape. Threatened by a future he cannot imagine. Zummo, a Sicilian sculptor, is summoned by Cosimo III to join the Medici court. Late seventeenth-century Florence is a hotbed of repression and hypocrisy. All forms of pleasure are brutally punished, and the Grand Duke himself, a man for whom marriage has been an exquisite torture, hides his pain beneath a show of excessive piety. The Grand Duke asks Zummo to produce a life-size woman out of wax, an antidote to the French wife who made him suffer so. As Zummo wrestles with this unique commission, he falls under the spell of a woman whose elusiveness mirrors his own, but whose secrets are far more explosive. Lurking in the wings is the poisonous Dominican priest, Stufa, who has it within his power to destroy Zummo's livelihood, if not his life
Summary
In seventeenth-century Florence, Zummo, a Sicilian sculptor, is secretly charged by the Grand Duke to create a life-size wax replica of a woman and finds himself surrounded by a web of jealousies and betrayals, as he takes a lover and is shadowed by a mysterious priest
Tone
Writing style
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10298731
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Rupert
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6070.H685
LC item number
S43 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sculptors
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Historical fiction
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
Secrecy, By Rupert Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851347242
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781590516850
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013022335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)851347242
Label
Secrecy, By Rupert Thomson
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851347242
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781590516850
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013022335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)851347242

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