Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept.
Don Giovanni is no fool, but he is desperate. He takes the bet: he will not bathe for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn't it? Unless he loses the wager--and with it his soul.
Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most.
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After suffering a reversal of fortune, a handsome young nobleman enters into a dangerous wager with the Devil, surrendering his beauty and possibly his very soul to win a magical purse in this retelling of an old Sicilian fairy tale.| Read Full Review of The Wager
Having a particular weakness for fairy tales (especially exotic ones), I was eager to read THE WAGER, based on a Sicilian fairy tale.Apr 27 2010 | Read Full Review of The Wager
It’s a wonderful plot, Don Giovanni turns out to be likable and it’s great ‘happily ever after’ story.Feb 16 2011 | Read Full Review of The Wager
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