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The bishop's bedroom

Chiara, Piero2019
Summer 1946. World War Two has just come to an end and there's a yearning for renewal. A man in his thirties is sailing on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy, hoping to put off the inevitable return to work. Dropping anchor in a small, fashionable port, he meets the enigmatic owner of a nearby villa who invites him home for dinner with his older wife and beautiful widowed sister-in-law. The sailor is intrigued by the elegant waterside mansion, staffed with servants and imbued with mystery, and stays in a guest room previously occupied by a now deceased bishop related to his host. The two men form an uneasy bond, recognizing in each other a shared taste for idling and erotic adventure. But tragedy puts an abrupt halt to their revels and shatters the tranquility of the villa. A sultry, stylish psychological thriller executed with supreme literary finesse.
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The bishop's bedroom / by Piero Chiara ; translated from the Italian by Jill Foulston.
Chiara, Piero, authorFoulston, Jill, translator
New York : New Vessel Press, [2019]©2019
159 pages ; 21 cm.
"First published in Italian as La stanza del Vescovo. Copyright © 1976"--Title page verso.Translated from the Italian.
9781939931740 (paperback)
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