Vaporetto 13 - Robert Girardi Reviews
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Newest Review: ... US landscape with its endless vistas of shopping malls and MacDonalds. All of this angst brings about insomnia. and he prowls ... more
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by - written on 12/09/08 (Very useful, 75 readings)
This novel by Robert Girardi follows a fish-out-of-water US financial trader as he traverses the backstreets of the mysterious and beautiful Venice, encountering a variety of odd characters along the way, the strangest being the appropriately-named Caterina - 'Signora dei Gatti', or 'Lady of the Cats'. Jack Squire - the protagonist - finds himself perturbed by the surfeit of concentrated beauty in Venice. He longs for the blandness of the US landscape with its endless vistas of shopping malls and MacDonalds. All of this angst brings about insomnia. and he prowls the deserted streets and piazzas, brooding about events that transpired before the trip. He gets ... Read the complete review
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