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The Lovers' Guide to Rome
羅馬戀愛指南
版本: 平裝304頁  2016 年 4 月 1 日  Allen & Unwin出版
ISBN:9781760291266
內容介紹

澳洲Allen & Unwin出版社2015年法蘭克福書展重點小說《羅馬戀愛指南》,文筆優美流暢、滿溢甜蜜氛圍,書中的浪漫氣息極具吸引力,絕對會讓讀者廢寢忘食,欲罷不能!

這部令人驚豔的浪漫小說,故事的發生地點設定在風景如畫的羅馬,書中講述三對情侶,在這個有「永恆之城」美名的城市,各自所經歷的愛情冒險故事。

年輕的藝術家艾莉絲,在嫁給穩健可靠的未婚夫丹尼爾之前,獨自來到羅馬找尋刺激與靈感。是否真的有「一見鍾情」這種事?如果真的發生在自己身上,她該如何得知?正值中年的梅格與艾力克,會一同來到羅馬,是為了重新點燃被他們忙碌的父母責任及成功的實業事務消磨多年、早已冷卻的愛火。康妮與麗琪來到羅馬,是為了一起將康妮摯愛的丈夫、麗琪的哥哥─亨利的骨灰揮灑於此。麗琪並不十分清楚幾十年前康妮與亨利是如何在羅馬相遇的,也沒想過她們這次回羅馬,會發掘出什麼過去深藏的秘密。

本書的敘事人,其實就是「羅馬」這個城市本身;「它」記述了這個城市的故事,也記述了「它」如何演變成戀人最佳相遇地點的經過。故事到了最終,書中的每一個主角,都發覺原來「羅馬」或多或少參與了自己的人生;而「它」也確保每一位生活其中的人,都能找到屬於自己的幸福。

羅馬戀愛指南》一書,文辭優美、幽默溫馨,是一部閱讀時能引人手不釋卷,讀完後能令人獲得滿滿感動、感受純粹愛情歡愉的作品。對喜愛大衛.尼克爾斯(David Nicholls)作品的讀者深具吸引力;而電影《午夜.巴黎》(Midnight in Paris)、《愛是您.愛是我》(Love Actually)的影迷,也一定會對本書有深切的共鳴。

This is the place where passions are aroused, senses inflamed, and lovers fall into each other's arms. It all appears to unfold like magic - but I will tell you what really happens. Rome - glorious, eternal, intoxicating. Could there be a better place on earth to fall in love?

Young artist Alice has come to Rome for adventure before settling down with her safe boyfriend. But when fate intervenes to show her there really is such a thing as love at first sight, will she find the courage to follow her heart?

Meg and Alec fell in love in Rome many years before and have returned to rekindle their amore, but have they left it too late?

Connie and Lizzie are in Rome to scatter the ashes of Connie's beloved husband Henry, who's also Lizzie's brother. But Lizzie doesn't know the real story of how Connie and Henry met there decades before, nor what long-hidden secrets lie waiting to be unearthed.

And what of Rome itself? It turns out that the Eternal City has secrets only lovers can glimpse. The magic of Rome is also the magic of the human heart.

The Lovers' Guide to Rome is a witty, sophisticated and bewitching novel about the greatest mystery of all.

作者介紹

馬克.藍培爾(Mark Lamprell)現於影視界任職,曾與他人合作編製電影《我很乖因為我要出國》(Babe: Pig in the City);而其自編自導的電影《老媽求學記》(My Mother Frank),則讓他個人獲獎無數。馬克本人曾待在羅馬度假多年,他的第一部小說作品、去年出版的《The Full Ridiculous》,目前已售出波蘭及以色列兩地的版權。

現與家人住在雪梨。 

書評

'Absolutely enchanting, an ode to all the semi-magical towns and vibrant cities in the world where fate is decided. Love has many faces - and Lamprell knows them all. This is a book for those willing to travel the road of love from the beginning, across the long middle, to the end, over and over again. (And, by the way: you will discover the secret places of Rome in every chapter!)' NINA GEORGE, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Little Paris Bookshop

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