Palladio: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 14, 2002 - Fiction - 400 pages
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In her small upstate New York town, Molly Howe is admired for her beauty, poise, and character, until one day a secret is exposed and she is cruelly ostracized. She escapes to Berkeley, where she finds solace in a young art student named John Wheelwright. They embark on an intense, all-consuming affair, until the day Molly disappears–again. A decade later, John is lured by the eccentric advertising visionary Mal Osbourne into a risky venture that threatens to eviscerate every concept, slogan, and gimmick exported by Madison Avenue. And much to John’s amazement, one of the many swept into Osbourne’s creative vortex is the woman who left him devastated so many years before.

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User Review  - Sean191 - LibraryThing

Palladio could have been a great book and maybe it was when it first came out, but if that's the case, it didn't age well. It's a case of "seen it before" that maybe hadn't been seen when Palladio was first published, but regardless of that, I can't really recommend it to a reader today. Read full review

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User Review  - Ibreak4books - LibraryThing

Ambitious enjoyable book. Deft handling of time lines and plots. I like how it all comes together at the end. I don't remember when I've read a book about belated closure of a romance that ended suddenly and without goodbyes of it was very interesting because of that. Read full review

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Jonathan Dee is the author of The Lover of History, The Liberty Campaign, and St. Famous. He lives in New York City.

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