The Venice Adriana
Author: Ethan Mordden
Greek-American opera singer Adriana Grafanas is the most famous opera singer of her time and her scandals, temperament, and cancellations were the stuff of international headlines. Now, in her early 60s, her voice is in shreds and she is near retirement. Sent to Venice to "pull together" her autobiography, American Mark Trigger is drawn into the compelling world of Adriana and of Venice itself. Trying to uncover the truth about Adriana's life, Mark instead discovers his own passions--men and Adriana's music. Bold, sensual, and evocative of a forgotten time and place, The Venice Adriana is Ethan Mordden at his finest.
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“Mordden handles his complex themes and witty details with the bold assurance and perfect pitch of a natural singer.” —Bay Area Reporter
“Richly detailed, with extravagant emotions cascading like starburtst through the colorful tapestry of Italian life.” —Kirkus Reviews