The house on Moon Lake: a novel
Delphinium Books :
1st [Delphinium Books] ed.
A prize-winning international bestseller, this gripping story by Francesca Duranti follows Fabrizio, an impoverished but aristocratic translator, on his obsessive quest to find a lost German novel -- The House on Moon Lake -- after he reads a reference to it in the book of a renowned literary critic. Fabrizio's quest and its solution transform his life as he searches for the reality behind the events in the book and its author.As Fabrizio is drawn into making up a story which slowly -- and intolerably -- becomes fact, he watches as his own creation begins to overpower him. By the time Fabrizio realizes the ramifications of the myth he has crafted, the love story of the original dissolves into a horror story of the present.
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|Grouping Title||house on moon lake|
|Grouping Author||duranti francesca|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-29 02:07:29AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-16 02:02:26AM|
|auth_author2||Sartarelli, Stephen, 1954-|
|author||Duranti, Francesca, 1935-|
|display_description||Fabrizio Garrone is an impoverished but aristocratic translator who has been living a life of quiet desperation in Milan. He feels underappreciated and tormented by a persistent sense of having been cheated by life. But when he reads about a lost Viennese novel-The House on Moon Lake-in the journals of a late esteemed literary critic, he dreams that this project will put him on the cultural and literary map, and finally bring him the accolades that have eluded him. Fabrizio journeys to Vienna, tracks down the book, and translates it, and in so doing embarks on a nightmarish search for the truth behind the events depicted in it, as well as for clues about the tragic life of its forgotten author. When asked to write a short biography of the novelist, Fabrizio must invent details missing from the last three years of his subject's life. The resulting biography is a publishing phenomenon. But the repercussions for Fabrizio are profound: he becomes the willing victim of a person he had thought to be fictional.|
|owning_library_basalt||Basalt Regional Library|
Translators -- Italy -- Milan -- Fiction
Vienna (Austria) -- Fiction
|title_display||The house on Moon Lake : a novel|
|title_full||The house on Moon Lake : a novel / Francesca Duranti ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli|
The house on Moon Lake [electronic resource] Duranti, Francesca, 1935-
|title_short||The house on Moon Lake|