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Tomato Rhapsody: A Fable of Love, Lust & Forbidden Fruit

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A village in Tuscany is the setting for this joyous debuta novel that defies all our expectations as it puts a fresh, clever, captivating spin on the age-old tale of forbidden love. Rich in literary delights, filled with spectacular wordplay, and rife with the bawdy humor of Shakespeare's comedies, Tomato Rhapsody is the almost-true tale of how the tomato came to Italyat once a brilliantly inventive fable of love, lust, and longing, and a dazzling feast for the imagination. This is a story born from lovea forbidden lovebetween Davido, an Ebreo tomato farmer, and Mari, a beautiful Catholic girl....But it's not only Davido and Mari who have secrets of the heart. Everyone around them yearns for somethingfrom Davido's grandfather, who tenderly cultivates the tomato plant he stole on his voyages with Columbus, to Mari's villainous stepfather, whose eye is trained on his stepdaughter's virginity and his neighbor's land. Caught in the midst of these passions and machinations is a village full of eccentrics who speak in rhyme, celebrate the Feast of the Drunken Saint, and live a life untouched by the passage of time. The schemes and dreams of these men and women are about to change as what is forbidden becomes too delicious to resist. Tradition, religion, and good taste collide unforgettably in a story about the courage to pursue love and tomato sauce at all costs.

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Adam Schell holds a master's degree in creative writing from Antioch University. He played inside linebacker at Northwestern University, has made two award-winning short films, worked as a screenwriter, directed commercials, cooked professionally, p

About the Author

Adam Schell holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Antioch University. He played inside linebacker at Northwestern University, has made two award-winning short films, worked as a screenwriter, directed commercials, cooked professionally, picked grapes and olives in Tuscany, got fired as a food critic, then moved to the left coast with his wife, where he works as a yoga teacher and writes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440338611
Subtitle:
A Fable of Love, Lust and Forbidden Fruit
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Author:
Schell, Adam
Author:
Adam Schell
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Magic realism (Literature)
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090623
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
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