Girl of His Dreams

Girl of His Dreams

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When a friend of Commissario Guido Brunetti's brother, a priest recently returned from years of missionary work in Africa, calls on him with a request, Brunetti suspects the man has hidden motives. An American-style Christian group has begun meeting in private homes in the city, and it's possible the priest is merely wary of the competition. Nevertheless, Brunetti and his wife, Paola, decide to go undercover. But when a girl's body is found floating in a canal, Brunetti must put everything aside to investigate the secretive world her people, the gypsies, who exist on the fringes of Italian society. Originally published in 2008, Donna Leon's The Girl of His Dreams is classic Donna Leon.
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, 2017
Edition: ON ORDER
ISBN: 9780802126917
Branch Call Number: 3596MISC 1


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Dec 02, 2014

Very good writer! Good book!

Aug 16, 2014

Commissario Brunetti's involved in the case of a young Romany girl who drowned in a Venice canal. He suspects she fell from a roof while robbing an apt. Still, it falls to him to inform her parents, who live in a Rom camp on the mainland. Hostile, they claim she's at home, but can't produce her. The father won't look at photos Brunetti has. Still, the mother's distraught with grief when she sees the snapshots, so he knows the child is theirs. He's threatened into leaving. When he returns, the entire camp is gone. The girl haunts his dreams, especially how different her life was, and always would have been, from his daughter's life. One of the best in this outstanding series.

Jan 16, 2012

A delight to read as always with Donna Leon's Brunetti series. Charming characters and gentle investigations of moral dilemmas and paradoxes while Guido battles with the all-pervasive corruption in Italian society in his solving of crime in Venice.

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