SiracusaLarge Print - 2016
An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and relationships are unraveled. New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine Finn; his wife, Taylor; and their daughter, Snow. From the beginning, says Taylor, it was a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together. Told "Rashomon"-style in alternating points of view, the characters expose and stumble upon lies and infidelities past and present. Snow, ten years old and precociously drawn into a far more adult drama, becomes the catalyst for catastrophe as the novel explores collusion and betrayal in marriage. With her inimitable psychological astuteness and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, "Siracusa "unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none will see coming."
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 373 pages (large print) ; 23 cm. large print