The City of Falling Angels

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Penguin, Sep 26, 2006 - History - 432 pages
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Twelve years ago, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list (longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction had before) and turning John Berendt into a household name. The City of Falling Angels is Berendt's first book since Midnight, and it immediately reminds one what all the fuss was about. Turning to the magic, mystery, and decadence of Venice, Berendt gradually reveals the truth behind a sensational fire that in 1996 destroyed the historic Fenice opera house. Encountering a rich cast of characters, Berendt tells a tale full of atmosphere and surprise as the stories build, one after the other, ultimately coming together to portray a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting.
 

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This book weaves together the tale of the Fenice Opera House fire in Venice through all the complicit, manipulative, and fascinating stories happening alongside in Venice. The city is a web of ... Read full review

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Contents

1 AN EVENING IN VENICE
2 DUST ASHES
3 AT WATER LEVEL
4 SLEEPWALKING
5 SLOW BURN
6 THE RAT MAN OF TREVISO
7 GLASS WARFARE
THE FIRST FAMILY
10 FOR A COUPLE OF BUCKS
11 OPERA BUFFA 12 BEWARE OF FALLING ANGELS 13 THE MAN WHO LOVED OTHERS
14 THE INFERNO REVISITED
15 OPEN HOUSE
GLOSSARY
PEOPLE ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES
NAMES OF BUILDINGS AND PLACES Acknowledgements
Copyright

9 THE LAST CANTO

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John Berendt has been a columnist for Esquire and the editor of New York magazine, and is the author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction.

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