A novel inspired by the life of Maria Callas
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, 396pp.
"A glorious novel about the passionate and tragic life of a world-renowned opera diva, inspired by the life of Maria Callas. This novel tells the story of Athena Varos, whose voice and amazing charisma fuel her rise to fame as one of the century's greatest opera divas, and whose sensational private life makes her—and the men who power her meteoric career and stir her emotions—the stuff of legends.
Set against a richly evocative backdrop—from the immigrant squalor of the Bronx of the 1930s, to German-occupied Greece during the Second World War, to the dazzling opera and monied society of Paris, Venice, New York, and Buenos Aires—La Divina is also the story of Athena's riveting and stormy affair with the ruthlessly ambitious, sexually charged Greek shipping tycoon, Mano Zakarias."
A very good copy. There is a little light tanning to the page edges but otherwise a good clean copy.