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Domino

by King, Ross

Condition: New/As New


Walker & Company, 2002. Book is in new condition, pages are crisp and clean, unread condition. Dust jacket shows slight of wear along edges, shelf wear. Price sticker on front. ISBN 0802733786. 1ST ED. 2002 edition. 438 pages long. Publisher: Walker & Co. BOOK DESCRIPTION: The society ball was George Cautley's introduction to the London he had dreamed about, a world of wealth, beauty, and wit, of patrons and scoundrels. It would also be his introduction to the mysterious and beautiful Lady Petronella Beauclair ( and through her the castrato singer Tristano), to seduction and mystery - and ultimately to crimes the son of a clergyman could never have imaged. A gypsy fortune teller had predicted at his birth that Cautley would become a wealthy merchant or noble statesman; his parents assumed that he would follow in his father's footsteps. Fate, however, had other things in store for him. From the internationally best selling author of Brunellesch's Dome, and of the novel Ex Libris, Domino is a Rabelaisian journey into the hurly burly of 1770's London and Europe. Moving from the drawing rooms and country manors of the city's finest, to Cautley's garret, to the magnificent opera houses of Milan with their dark secrets. Ross King does more than paint a portrait of a time long gone, he brings it to life with an immediacy that only the finest historical writers can achieve. Suspenseful, menacing, and laced with black humor, his picaresque tale is filled with surprises, victories, and tragedies, mirth and murder, told with the pace of a thriller and the richness of a restored old painting. . First Edition. Hard Cover. New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Book summary

Ross King was born in Canada in 1962. Domino was his first novel, published to critical acclaim in 1995. It has been translated into six languages. His most recent novel is Ex Libris.

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