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The Resource Rococo : a novel, Adriana Trigiani

Rococo : a novel, Adriana Trigiani

Label
Rococo : a novel
Title
Rococo
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Adriana Trigiani
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Batholomeo di Crespi, a bachelor decorator in the upscale New Jersey town of Our Lady of Fatima, circa 1970. His exquisite taste in fabrics and decor have made B well respected in OLOF; he's decorated all the important houses, from his divorced older sister's Georgian manor to Aurelia Mandelbaum's mansion. Aurelia's myopic daughter Capri, still living at home at age 40, has been B's unofficial fiancee for 20 years, but this was their mothers' idea, not theirs. B avoids the messiness of romantic relationships, preferring to spend his time making the world elegant: "The rococo period where French design and Italian flair came together make my heart leap for joy." At the moment, he's got his eye trained nostalgically on the restoration of the town's Catholic church. Once he wrests the commission away from a fancy New York firm, B is faced with the scary task of having to turn his vision into reality. Conveniently, he meets a fancy Park Avenue architect and historian, Eydie Von Gunne, who specializes in churches and can recommend expert craftsmen. But first, B soothes his artistic crisis with a trip to England, where he buys Monica Vitti's chandelier, and then to Italy with Capri, who decides to live a little in spite of him. B embarks on the church restoration with the help of Brooklyn's noted fresco painter Rufus McSherry, who urges him to be daring rather than conventional. Resourceful B even saves the day by raising the last-minute money for the church's final stage
Cataloging source
TEFBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trigiani, Adriana
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.R459
LC item number
R63 2005b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church decoration and ornament
  • Interior decorators
  • Italian Americans
  • Catholic women
  • New Jersey
  • Painters
  • Christian fiction
Label
Rococo : a novel, Adriana Trigiani
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm60521656
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
464 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375435294
System control number
i0375435298
Label
Rococo : a novel, Adriana Trigiani
Publication
Control code
ocm60521656
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
464 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375435294
System control number
i0375435298

Library Locations

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