Greer Gordon lives in Italy with Mischa Svoboda, a driven Czech-born painter with a booming international reputation. Their explosive love affair caused Greer to abandon her husband and job, to sever all contact with home, and to embark upon a nomadic life with Mischa. Tony, a young American art critic, has been researching a biography of Mischa and has come to the small Italian hilltop community where they now live to interview the artist. Greer is consumed by anxiety, fearing Tony may have unearthed a buried secret she had intended to write out of her life story. It soon becomes clear that Tony is manipulating the couple in order to produce a more exciting conclusion to his book. As her hand is slowly forced, Greer must finally examine her past actions, and in the process she makes a life-changing discovery.
|Publisher:||Random House Australia|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Virginia Duigan is a former film and television writer who has contributed to The Observer and The Times. She is the author of Days Like These.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A novel that starts in Australia and ends in Italy, about the art world, paintings, artists, strong emotions and vibrant characters. The story is told by the central character Greer, a woman of new found passion. Finally marrying her long time suitor Charlie, she makes a life shattering decision in the weeks that follow, affecting not only herself but everyone around her. She also carries a shocking secret that if told, could open up a hornets nest of raw emotions for them all. A secret that Tony, The Biographer, would love to unravel and include in his book. My interest was well maintained throughout this novel, especially once the location shifted to Italy and we were introduced to a couple of lovable eccentrics. For me the ending fell a little flat, but on the whole an enjoyable read.
A novel of suspense of a sort,no one was killed but there is a secret and someone plots to find it out. Interesting writing about art as well as emotions.