Stone Virgin

Paperback | June 1, 1995

byBarry Unsworth

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A mysterious sculpture of a beautiful and erotic Madonna holds the key to the Fornarini family's secrets. When Raikes, a conservation expert, tries to restore her, he is swept under the statue's spell--and that of Chiara Litsov, a member of the Fornarini family. Raikes finds himself losing all moral grounding as his love for statue and woman intertwine in lust and murder.

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A mysterious sculpture of a beautiful and erotic Madonna holds the key to the Fornarini family's secrets. When Raikes, a conservation expert, tries to restore her, he is swept under the statue's spell--and that of Chiara Litsov, a member of the Fornarini family. Raikes finds himself losing all moral grounding as his love for statue and...

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A mysterious sculpture of a beautiful and erotic Madonna holds the key to the Fornarini family's secrets. When Raikes, a conservation expert, tries to restore her, he is swept under the statue's spell--and that of Chiara Litsov, a member of the Fornarini family. Raikes finds himself losing all moral grounding as his love for statue and...

Barry Unsworth is the author of "Losing Nelson", "After Hannibal", "Morality Play", the Booker Prize-winning "Sacred Hunger", & many other works. He lives in Italy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 1995Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

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ISBN - 10:0393313093

ISBN - 13:9780393313093

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from A little dry This kind of book is usually my cup of tea, and although the description of Venice was accurate, it wasn't all that evocative of the city's mystique (For that read In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant). I read good books multiple times. Let the fact that I sold my copy of this book at a garage sale reflect my disappointment. The book was a bit of a chore to finish.
Date published: 2006-12-08

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A mysterious sculpture of a beautiful and erotic Madonna holds the key to the Fornarini family's secrets. When Raikes, a conservation expert, tries to restore her, he is swept under the statue's spell--and that of Chiara Litsov, a member of the Fornarini family. Raikes finds himself losing all moral grounding as his love for statue and woman intertwine in lust and murder