By Alain Elkann

Because the results of a chain of fortuitous encounters and situations, the Italian author Giacomo Longhi falls sufferer to an obsessive interest concerning the recognized English artist Julian Sax. He wish to meet Sax, however the nice painter is surrounded through a nearly impenetrable protecting monitor. The writer’s spouse, the fascinating and sensuous Rossa, ultimately takes him to a tea room in London, the place Sax spends a couple of hours of every day observed via his young children, types and pals. The narrator starts to worry that his spouse Rossa could succumb to the charms of this seductive guy, who draws girls, paints them after which discards them. In an unpredictable series of occasions, Elkann weaves a desirable net that blends truth and fiction, and attracts the reader into the lives of characters who will end up difficult to put out of your mind.

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He didn’t be aware of that Lisa could continually love him. fortunately, Rossa too was once ignorant of all this. She must wait until eventually she learn the radical. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS My because of Elisabetta Sgarbi who used to be the 1st to learn this novel and contributed to it along with her worthwhile and clever modifying; to Rosi Elkann, who stayed lovingly at my facet through the writing of the publication, and to Stefania Eusebio who patiently interpreted the various corrections that resulted in the definitive model. additionally on hand from Pushkin Press PUSHKIN PRESS Pushkin Press used to be based in 1997. Having first rediscovered ecu classics of the 20th century, Pushkin now publishes novels, essays, memoirs, children’s books, and every little thing from undying classics to the pressing and modern. Pushkin Press books, like this one, symbolize fascinating, top of the range writing from all over the world. Pushkin publishes extensively acclaimed, great authors reminiscent of Stefan Zweig, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Antal Szerb, Paul Morand and Hermann Hesse, in addition to probably the most fascinating modern and infrequently prize-winning writers, together with Pietro Grossi, Héctor Abad, Filippo Bologna and Andrés Neuman. Pushkin Press publishes the world’s most sensible tales, to be learn and browse back. For extra notable tales, visit www. pushkinpress. com. Copyright English translation � Alastair McEwen 2007 First released in Italian as L’invidia � Romanzo Bompiani 2006 This variation first released by means of Pushkin Press in 2007 This booklet version released in 2012 by means of Pushkin Press, 71-75 Shelton road, London WC2H 9JQ ISBN 9781908968593 All rights reserved. No a part of this book should be reproduced, saved in a retrieval process or transmitted in any shape or in any respect, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or another way, with no earlier permission in writing from Pushkin Press disguise: l. a. Poupée Hans Bellmer 1936 � DACS/Bridgeman paintings Library www. pushkinpress.

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