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Secrecy It Is Florence, 1691 The Renaissance Is Long Gone, And The City Is A Dark, Repressive Place, Where Everything Is Forbidden And Anything Is Possible The Enlightenment May Be Just Around The Corner, But Knowledge Is Still The Property Of The Few, And They Guard It Fiercely Art, Sex And Power These, As Always, Are The Obsessions.Facing Serious Criminal Charges, Gaetano Zummo Is Forced To Flee His Native Siracusa At The Age Of Twenty, 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 Zummo Works An Artist In Wax He Is Fascinated By The Plague, And Makes Small Wooden Cabinets In Which He Places Graphic, Tortured Models Of The Dead And Dying But Cosimo III, Tuscany S Penultimate Medici Ruler, Gives Zummo His Most Challenging Commission Yet, And As He Tackles It His Path Entwines With That Of The Apothecary S Daughter Faustina, Whose Secret Is Even Explosive Than His.Poignant But Paranoid, Sensual Yet Chilling, Secrecy Is A Novel That Buzzes With Intrigue And Ideas It Is A Love Story, A Murder Mystery, A Portrait Of A Famous City In An Age Of Austerity, An Exercise In Concealment And Revelation, But Above All It Is A Trapdoor Narrative, One Story Dropping Unexpectedly Into Another, The Ground Always Slippery, Uncertain


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10 thoughts on “Secrecy

  1. says:

    For those that don t know there s a museum in Florence called La Specola It s devoted to works in wax and without question is the most macabre museum I ve ever visited This because many of the exhibits are graphic depictions of what disease does to the organs of the human body There are sculptures there by the protagonist of this novel Gaetano Zummo The author here invents a biography


  2. says:

    I look at this cover and go


  3. says:

    Forced to flee his native Sicily, Gaetano Zummo journeys first to Naples, then to Palermo before being summoned to Florence at the request of Cosimo III de Medici himself The Grand Duke of Tuscany is interested in Zummo s skill as a sculptor in wax, and offers him a special commission in reward for a generous stipend However, Florence in the late 17th century is not an ideal place for a wax sculptor wi


  4. says:

    This is a very striking book, one of the best novels I ve read for quite a while The last quarter or so didn t quite work so well for me, or I d have given it five stars The writing is nothing less than brilliant impressive than Mantel s in Wolf Hall for my taste, as it s much concise and compressed The evocation of place and time is amazingly vivid and visceral.I was attracted to this book by its setting, in


  5. says:

    BABTBBC BLURB Some see you as a master craftsman Others say you re a sorcerer You re mysterious, obsessive Controversial Zummo a 17th century sculptor makes things out of wax, figures so lifelike they look as if they might move and breathe He has journeyed throughout Italy over the years in an attempt to flee his past Now, in 1691, he has been summoned to the Medici court by the Grand Duke of Tuscany He arrives in F


  6. says:

    I enjoyed and disliked this book in almost equal parts On the one hand, the language is beautiful, the characters are interesting and the setting 17th century Florence seems meticulously researched On the other hand, it has a creepiness about it which I found off putting to read, the prologue gives away twists that would be better held until the book s ending and somehow I didn t get any sense of place I learned a lot about Flor


  7. says:

    Dragi moji evo od sino poku avam da shvatim kako je ovaj stil pisanja uspio pobrati toliko nagrada i da se poredi sa nekim imenima iz vrha knji evnog svijeta.Ma dobro rekla sam odavno da se o ukusima neda raspravljati, ali ova knjiga meni nije ispunila o ekivanja Stil pisanja mi je u vi e navrata bio usiljen, kao da je pisao knjigu pod izmom izdava a ili ti to sl..Glavni lik previ e zaposjednut pro lo u, i problematika njegovog ivljenja


  8. says:

    I so much wanted to like this book From the sumptuous cover with gold titling and a pregnant woman half hidden by drapes of crimson, you are prepared for a feast by the wonderful designers at Granta The wrappings far outweigh the contents.Let me say, Rupert Thomson is a good writer But good writing cannot disguise a messy meandering plot with characters who are unengaging, glibly described and unmemorable...


  9. says:

    Wonderful historical thriller set in 17th century Florence The novel drew me in by its fantastic sense of place and time, and then I got engrossed by the plot and the characters A very satisfying read great for book clubs, since there are a number of moral questions to discuss.


  10. says:

    This book confused me a lot I wanted to DNF it at least a few times but I kept going although I didn t see any point Also, it was kind of disgusting Definitely not a book I d recommend.


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