The Remedy by Michelle Lovric
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In this darkly beautiful and hauntingly vivid novel, Michelle Lovric, acclaimed author of The Floating Book, embarks on an unforgettable journey through the winding alleys and shadowy streets of eighteenth-century Venice and London. With vibrant prose, she weaves together the stories of three disparate yet intertwined characters who find themselves embroiled in a world of murder and secrets. There is Mimosina Dolcezza, the Venetian actress employed as an agente provocatrice by surreptitious European power brokers. By fortune and circumstance, she begins an affair with the elusive Valentine Greatrakes, a roguish fixture within London's medical underworld. Complicating matters for the pair is the presence of the eccentric and strange child-woman Pevenche, a figure whose fate and identity lie at the heart of the book's mystery.

Following this shadowy group from the dark environs of London's Bankside to the lively streets of Venice, The Remedy guides us through playhouses, brothels, and convents with luscious details that breathe intoxicating life into the era. Long-listed for the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction, The Remedy is a seductive and suspenseful tale that stays with you long after you've turned the final page.

 

About Michelle Lovric

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MICHELLE LOVRIC has written three novels for adults and is active in the literary world, running writing workshops and writing reviews and travel features. The author divides her time between Venice and London. This is her second book for young people.
 
Published June 8, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 449 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Lovric's second historical novel (The Floating Book, 2004) travels between London and Venice to follow a Venetian actress's unconventional romance with a British entrepreneur/criminal in the late 1700s.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of The Remedy: A Novel

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Set in London and Venice during the late 18th century, Lovric's labyrinthine, grandly imagined second novel (after The Floating City ) follows the dramatic vi

Nov 07 2005 | Read Full Review of The Remedy: A Novel

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