New PDF release: A MOMENT IN ROME: A Novel

ISBN-10: 1986157210

ISBN-13: 9781986157216

In that heady Rome of 1952 emerging brilliantly from the wreckage of global battle II, Viola, a tender Roman mistress to the married, filthy rich Vittorio, is deeply in love with the stranger down the corridor, Jack Barrett, an American architect. They understand one another in simple terms in passing, yet she glimpses the sheer attractiveness and goodness of him in his eco-friendly eyes and picture his "graced" American life.
She's all too conscious that "Green Eyes" loves blithe, fragile "Angel Hair," as she calls his American female friend, Chrissie, who is come to Rome to be an actress within the burgeoning Italian cinema. Voyeuristically staring at their comfortable, out-in-the-open, undeceiving love, she sees what might have been in her personal lifestyles had there now not been war.
(In flashbacks) Her father is killed in conflict; Saverio, the scholar she loves and who loves her, is snatched from his domestic by means of the Nazis and disappears. With funds long past and not anyone to show to, a miles older, crafty neighbor, Signor Rivassi, takes good thing about her naivete, rapes her and almost enslaves her in trade for desperately wanted black-market meals and preserve for her demise mother.

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