Sara Marcello, a writer with roots in Italy, is invited to the island
villa of Ugo and Olivia Bellini, two wealthy and worldly antiquarians.
In this place of myth, belonging as much to Homer and Prospero as to the
present, Sara discovers that she is at the center of Olivia’s obsessive
desire to possess the secret of creative genius. And although she
doesn’t know it, Sara is also replaying the sixty-year-old tragedy of
her grandmother, Gelsomina. Gelsomina was sent to America to break up an
affair of hers that her family did not want to happen. Like Gelsomina,
Sara also enters an unworkable love affair that is only resolved in the
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