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The Stars Dispose

Roessner, Michaela

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ISBN 10: 0312857543 / ISBN 13: 9780312857547
Published by Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Very nice copy in like d/j, signed and inscribed by the author to a Mike. A fantasy about the Medici fAMILY. Bookseller Inventory # 006007

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Title: The Stars Dispose

Publisher: Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: By Author

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Catherine de Medici, a member of the powerful Medici family of Florence, finds herself and Befanini, a servant linked to her by destiny and magic, caught up in a war for the possession of Florence. By the author of Walkabout Woman.

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The Befanini family rules the kitchens of the de Medici and their allies, serving well by fortifying their patrons' reputations and influence with all the power that a brilliant meal can supply. Young Ginevra Befanini serves more directly as companion and confidante to Caterina de Medici, while Ginevra's brother Tommaso is learning his family's craft and enhancing it with his own ideas and talents. The political forces of Renaissance Florence pull and push at them; plague stalks them; and other alien forces move through the kitchens and the city, menacing Caterina and her friends.

Historically precise, culinarily evocative (at the very least, have some pan di campagna and olives on hand as you read), and fantastically inventive, Michaela Roessner's writing will sweep you into the mazelike streets of Florence and the ominous tension of sorcerous conflict.

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