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SECRECY, THOMSON, RUPERT
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Author Name    THOMSON, RUPERT

Title   SECRECY

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   .

Publisher    Other Press 2014

ISBN Number    1590516850 / 9781590516850

Seller ID   9781590516850N

Other Press 4/22/2014. New paperback. Store pick: This extremely readable historical novel is set in 17th-century Florence during the decline of the Medicis and is based on the real-life wax sculptor, Zummo, who inspires Thomson's story of love, art, and politics. -Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction

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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.
In this highly charged novel, Thomson brings Florence to life in all its vibrant sensuality, while remaining entirely contemporary in his exploration of the tensions between love and solitude, beauty and decay. When reality becomes threatening, not to say unfathomable, survival strategies are tested to the limit. Redemption is a possibility, but only if the agonies of death and separation can be transcended.

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