What Casanova Told Me
By Susan Swan
(Bloomsbury USA, Paperback, 9781596911116, 320pp.)
Publication Date: June 13, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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"Rich in interesting digressions into subjects as diverse as Minoan goddess worship and Western Orientalist stereotypes. Swan...has much to say about the emotional risks required to live a fulfilled life."--Washington Post
A dazzlingly imagined novel that embraces two centuries, two young women, a long-lost journal, and the mystery behind the legendary Casanova's last great love.
Susan Swan's critically acclaimed fiction has been published in 20 countries. Her last novel, The Wives of Bath, was a finalist for the Guardian Award and Trillium Award and made into the feature film Lost and Delirious. Her other books include The Biggest Modern Woman of the World, Stupid Boys Are Good to Relax With, and The Last of the Golden Girls.
Susan Swan's highly acclaimed fiction has been published in twenty countries. Her last novel, The Wives of Bath, was made into the feature film Lost and Delirious. Her other books include The Biggest Modern Woman of the World and The Last of the Golden Girls. She lives in Toronto.
"Alluring…Asked For, in particular, has a bright, engaging voice."--Publishers Weekly
"Susan Swan has given us a great romantic novel. What Casanova Told Me is a graceful and literate meditation on the uneasy relationship between the New World and the Old, on the gossip of history and on the nature of love."--Alberto Manguel
"In its inventive range, its playful engagement and tantalizing mystery, What Casanova Told Me is breathtaking, a tour de force…Utterly seductive."--Globe and Mail