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An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and relationships are unraveled.
New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine Finn; his wife, Taylor; and their daughter, Snow. From the beginning, says Taylor, it was a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together. Told "Rashomon"-style in alternating points of view, the characters expose and stumble upon lies and infidelities past and present. Snow, ten years old and precociously drawn into a far more adult drama, becomes the catalyst for catastrophe as the novel explores collusion and betrayal in marriage.
With her inimitable psychological astuteness and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, "Siracusa "unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none will see coming.
About the Author
Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. She has written novels, including "The Lion Is In "and "Hanging Up"; humor books for all ages, including "How to Eat Like a Child "and "Do I Have to Say Hello?"; and nonfiction, most recently "Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.)." Her films include "You ve Got Mail," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," "Hanging Up "(based on her novel), and "Michael." Her journalism has appeared in "The New York Times," "O: The Oprah Magazine," "Vogue," and "Vanity Fair." Her hit play "Love, Loss, and What I Wore "(co-written with Nora Ephron) ran for more than two years off-Broadway and has been performed all over the world. She lives in New York City."