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Juliet (Abridged)

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Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy.

   

This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever—a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. 

   

But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart. The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her—superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in the unforgettable blood feud, she begins to fear that the notorious curse—“A plague on both your houses!”—is still at work, and that she is destined to be its next target. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago. Or did it?

   

From Anne Fortier comes a sweeping, beautifully written novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy, as a young woman discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tied—for better or worse—to literature’s greatest star-crossed lovers.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Fortier delivers a gripping historical tale about a woman who discovers she may be descended from the real-life heroine who inspired Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet."

About the Author

Anne Fortier grew up in Denmark and emigrated to the United States in 2002 to work in film. She co-produced the Emmy-winning documentary Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia and holds a Ph.D. in the history of ideas from Aarhus University, Denmark. The story of Juliet was inspired by Anne Fortier’s mother, who always considered Verona her true home . . . until she discovered Siena.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739384954
Author:
Fortier, Anne
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
Campbell, Cassandra
Read:
Campbell, Cassandra
Author:
Campbell, Cassandra
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Fifteen CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.00x5.02x1.68 in. .93 lbs.
Media Run Time:
200

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Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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