Le Margherite is a house in Rome that has seen many comings and goings. Among them is Lucrezia, mother of five and lover of many. Among her lovers—and perhaps the father of one of her children—is Giuseppe. But after Le Margherite is sold, these two, and others, wander aimlessly as if in search of a lost paradise.
Told in letters between the characters, this novel is a thrilling exploration of the disintegration of family, relationships, and true connection in modern society.
“Surely one of literature’s most provocative and moving writers.” —Elle
“A writer of understated mastery who deserves an American following.” —Kirkus Reviews