Rich, imaginative. . . . One of the best novels I ve read all year. Ross King, author of Leonardo and the Last Supper
A sensuous, heartbreaking novel about art, beauty, and the choices we make that define us for life.
In 1968 a young man travels to Paris, where a series of unlikely events takes him to a tiny village in Italy and to the one great love of his life. A marble merchant meets a couple on their honeymoon, introducing them to the sensual beauty of Carrara. An Italian woman arrives in Canada to find the father she never knew. A terrible accident in a marble quarry changes the course of a young boy s life and, ultimately, sets in motion each of these stories, which David Macfarlane masterfully shapes into a magnificent whole.
A beautifully written, complex, and bittersweet story that spans continents and eras. Daphne Kalotay, author of Russian Winter and Sight Reading"