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The Waters of Eternal Youth

Brunetti 25

In The Waters of Eternal Youth, the twenty-fifth instalment in the bestselling Brunetti series, our Commissario finds himself drawn into a case that may not be a crime at all.

Brunetti is investigating a cold case by request of the grand Contessa Lando-Continui, a friend of Brunetti's mother-in-law. Fifteen years ago the Contessa's teenage granddaughter, Manuela, was found drowning in a canal. She was rescued from the canal at the last moment, but in many ways it was too late; she suffered severe brain damage and her life was never the same again. Once a passionate horse rider, Manuela, now aged thirty, cannot remember the accident, or her beloved horse, and lives trapped in an eternal youth.

The Contessa, unconvinced that this was an accident, implores Brunetti to find the culprit she believes was responsible for ruining Manuela's life. Out of a mixture of curiosity, pity and a willingness to fulfil the wishes of a loving grandmother, Brunetti reopens the case. But once he starts to investigate, Brunetti finds a murky past and a dark story at its heart.

The Waters of Eternal Youth is awash in the rhythms and concerns of contemporary Venetian life, from historical preservation, to housing, to new waves of African migrants, all circling the haunting story of a woman trapped in a perpetual childhood.
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"There is no one better than Donna Leon at showing the ripple effects of a single traumatic event . . . Throughout this astonishingly consistent series Leon has recast the city in her own venerable image: full of surprises and hidden beauty." Evening Standard
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Donna Leon was named by
The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Donna’s books have been translated into 35 languages and have been published around the world.

Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including
Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction,
Fatal Remedies, Doctored Evidence, A Sea of Troubles and
Beastly Things.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 304
Erscheinungsdatum 09.03.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78475-501-0
Reihe Commissario Brunetti
Verlag Random House UK Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 17.7/11.1/2.5 cm
Gewicht 167 g
Verkaufsrang 5802
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The Waters of Eternal Youth
von miss.mesmerized am 29.01.2016
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A beautiful young woman, since an accident condemned to the life of a seven-year-old girl and a grand-mother who cannot believe in the accident – Commissario Guido Brunetti’s 25th case differs quite from the ones before. What happened in that night 15 years before when Manuela only survived a fall in the Venetian waters because ... A beautiful young woman, since an accident condemned to the life of a seven-year-old girl and a grand-mother who cannot believe in the accident – Commissario Guido Brunetti’s 25th case differs quite from the ones before. What happened in that night 15 years before when Manuela only survived a fall in the Venetian waters because a drunkard sprang after her and risked her life? Why is this man now stabbed? Obviously there is something hidden in the young woman’s damaged brain and in the memory of Venetians and now seems to be the time to let it all out. As with all the novels before, you can just sit down and rely while reading about the Venetian upper class living in palazzi and ignoring everyday hardships we know. Brunetti solves his case assisted by lovely and underestimated Elettra who once more shows hidden talents. Also the commissario’s family has a role to play which lead into the depth of mafia doings in Italy and the slight but relevant difference between foreigners and foreigners. Venice itself with the special setup of the city is again wonderfully integrated not just as the set for the plot, but plays an integral role in the action. All in all, Donna Leon and her famous protagonist have not lost their appeal and can convince once more.