Synopses & Reviews
Ross King’s delightful, Rabelaisian novel recounts the adventures of young George Cautley, an aspiring artist who, as he makes his way through London’s high society, finds that nothing is as it seems and everyone wears a disguise. Moving from masquerade balls in London to the magnificent and mysterious opera houses of Venice, Cautley is drawn into a web of intrigue and murder spun by the seductive and tempestuous Lady Beauclair. Suspenseful, menacing, and laced with black humor, King’s picaresque tale is full of surprisesand suspense, told at the pace of a thriller and with the richness of a restored painting.
"Outlandish hats and hairstyles, towering wigs, gender-blurring masquerades—these are among the numerous excellent reasons to pick up Ross King’s Domino
." —The New York Times Book Review
"A rich brocade of a novel . . . A coming-of-age tale, a comedy of manners, a witty, penetrating and occasionally dark satire, as well as a thriller." —Orlando Sentinel
From the internationally best-selling author of "Brunelleschi's Dome" and "Ex-Libris, Domino" is a Rabelaisian journey into the hurly-burly world of 1770s London. "Domino" is the story of the mysterious and beautiful Lady Beauclair, the castrato singer Tristano, the naive Cautley, and Eleanora, mistress and muse.
About the Author
Ross King is the bestselling author of the nonfiction works Brunelleschis Dome and Michelangelo and the Popes Ceiling, and the novel Ex-Libris.