Il Castrato

by Robert C. Novarro



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/22/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781449051761
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781449051778
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781449051785

About the Book

As a child, Uccello is discovered to have a truly magnificent singing voice. It is decided that he will become a professional singer but at what cost? As the story unfolds, the reader uncovers the heights of a renowned 18th century singer juxtaposed to the seedy, treacherous existence of castrati. The amorous adventure of a young singer begins in Italy and takes him to the court of King George of England. Along the way, Uccello makes love to a bevy of courtly beauties who take him to their bed. In the end, though, he makes enemies of wealthy and powerful men who seek to bring the young singer to his fall.

About the Author

Robert C. Novarro taught middle school history for 29 years and won the Distinguished Educators Award in 2000. He is the author of Scarred and Bound by Blood and lives in Bayside, New York with is wife, Angela.