Rococo: A Novel

Rococo: A Novel

Adriana Trigiani


ny occasions bestselling writer Adriana Trigiani, loved through hundreds of thousands of readers world wide for her humor, heat, and appealing storytelling within the significant Stone hole trilogy and Lucia, Lucia, takes on love, lust, difficult kinfolk dynamics, and residential adorning in Rococo, the uproarious story of a small Italian American city poised for a makeover it by no means expected.

Bartolomeo di Crespi is the acclaimed inside decorator of Our woman of Fatima, New Jersey. to this point, Bartolomeo has hand-selected each chandelier, sconce, and ottoman in OLOF, so while the protection of the neighborhood church is scheduled, he assumes there's just one guy for the job.

From the remarkable beaches of recent Jersey to the mythical textile homes of recent York urban, from the prickly purveyors of excellent artwork in London to luscious Santa Margherita at the Mediterranean coast of Italy, Bartolomeo is on a venture to deliver expertise, sophistication, and his aesthetic imaginative and prescient to his hometown.

Trigiani’s glittering mosaic of small-town characters flickers: Bartolomeo’s hilarious sister, Toot, is in determined want of a postdivorce transformation–thirteen years after the very fact; “The Benefactor,” Aurelia Mandelbaum, the richest girl in New Jersey, has a lust for French interiors and a long-held desire that Bartolomeo will marry her myopic daughter, Capri; Father Porporino, the pastor with a mystery, does his top to maintain a lid on a simmering scandal; and Eydie Von Gunne, the stylish overseas dressmaker, steps in and alterations the process Bartolomeo’s artistic lifestyles, whereas his confidante, cousin Christina Menecola, awaits rescue from an inconsolable grief.

Plaster of Paris, polished marble, and unbridled testosterone arrive in buckets whilst Bartolomeo recruits Rufus McSherry, a strapping, good-looking artist, and Pedro Allercon, a stained-glass artisan, to paintings with him at the church’s inside. jointly, the 3 of them will do greater than blow the dirt off the previous Fatima frescoes–they will flip town the wrong way up, problem the trustworthy, and fix desire the place there as soon as used to be none.

Brilliantly humorous and as fanciful as flocked wallpaper, full of glamorous locales from New Jersey to Europe, from Sunday Mass to the yankee Society of inside Designers soirée on the Plaza lodge, Rococo is Trigiani’s masterpiece, a vintage comedy with a center of gold leaf.

"A veritable loopy duvet of quirky Italian americans ... Trigiani weaves most of these subplots including fabulous ease; each seam is completely instantly, each pleat in position. Bartolomeo could count on no much less. A-." -- leisure Weekly

"Clever ... developing characters so energetic they leap off the web page and owning a wit so sophisticated that even the easiest jokes look easy, Trigiani is a grasp storyteller. equivalent components sass and silliness, Rococo is an artfully designed story with sufficient brio to make Frank Gehry proud."-- People

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