By Adriana Trigiani
Ny occasions bestselling writer Adriana Trigiani, cherished by means of hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe for her humor, heat, and fascinating storytelling within the vast Stone hole trilogy and Lucia, Lucia, takes on love, lust, difficult relations dynamics, and residential adorning in Rococo, the uproarious story of a small Italian American city poised for a makeover it by no means expected.
Bartolomeo di Crespi is the acclaimed inside decorator of Our woman of Fatima, New Jersey. up to now, Bartolomeo has hand-selected each chandelier, sconce, and ottoman in OLOF, so while the upkeep of the neighborhood church is scheduled, he assumes there's just one guy for the job.
From the incredible seashores of recent Jersey to the mythical textile homes of latest York urban, from the prickly purveyors of good paintings in London to luscious Santa Margherita at the Mediterranean coast of Italy, Bartolomeo is on a undertaking to carry expertise, sophistication, and his aesthetic imaginative and prescient to his hometown.
Trigiani’s glittering mosaic of small-town characters glints: Bartolomeo’s hilarious sister, Toot, is in determined desire of a postdivorce transformation–thirteen years after the actual fact; “The Benefactor,” Aurelia Mandelbaum, the richest lady in New Jersey, has a lust for French interiors and a long-held desire that Bartolomeo will marry her myopic daughter, Capri; Father Porporino, the pastor with a mystery, does his top to maintain a lid on a simmering scandal; and Eydie Von Gunne, the stylish foreign clothier, steps in and alterations the process Bartolomeo’s artistic existence, whereas his confidante, cousin Christina Menecola, awaits rescue from an inconsolable grief.
Plaster of Paris, polished marble, and unbridled testosterone arrive in buckets whilst Bartolomeo recruits Rufus McSherry, a strapping, good-looking artist, and Pedro Allercon, a stained-glass artisan, to paintings with him at the church’s inside. jointly, the 3 of them will do greater than blow the dirt off the previous Fatima frescoes–they will flip the city the wrong way up, problem the trustworthy, and repair wish the place there as soon as was once none.
Brilliantly humorous and as fanciful as flocked wallpaper, choked with glamorous locales from New Jersey to Europe, from Sunday Mass to the yank Society of inside Designers soirée on the Plaza inn, Rococo is Trigiani’s masterpiece, a vintage comedy with a middle of gold leaf.
"A veritable loopy cover of quirky Italian american citizens ... Trigiani weaves a lot of these subplots including fantastic ease; each seam is completely instantly, each pleat in position. Bartolomeo might count on no much less. A-." -- leisure Weekly
"Clever ... growing characters so energetic they jump off the web page and owning a wit so refined that even the easiest jokes look easy, Trigiani is a grasp storyteller. equivalent components sass and silliness, Rococo is an artfully designed story with sufficient brio to make Frank Gehry proud."-- People
From the Hardcover edition.