Random House, Inc. A portrait of the sun-drenched volcanic city from an American who has lost his heart to the place and to a beguiling Neapolitan woman.
In Falling Palace Dan Hofstadter brilliantly reveals Naples, from the dilapidated architectural beauty to the irrepressible theater of everyday life. We witness the centuries-old festivals that regularly crowd the city’s jumbled streets, and eavesdrop on conversations that continue deep into the night. We browse the countless curio shops where treasures mingle with kitsch, and meet the locals he befriends. In and out of these encounters slips Benedetta, the object of the author’s affections, at once inviting and unfathomable. Weaving the tale of an elusive love together with a vivid portrayal of a legendary metropolis, this is a startling evocation of a magical place.
Baker & Taylor An evocative portrayal of Naples, its people, its landmarks, its everyday life, and its relationship with the dangerous Mt. Vesuvius is interwoven with the elusive romance between the author and Benedetta, a lifelong resident of the city. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Baker & Taylor Presents the relationship between the author and Benedetta, a lifelong resident of Naples, against a background of the city, its people, its landmarks, its everyday life, and its relationship with the dangerous Mt. Vesuvius.