Cry to Heaven: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Pub. Date:
2010
Language:
English
Description
In a sweeping saga of music and vengeance, the acclaimed author of The Vampire Chronicles draws readers into eighteenth-century Italy, bringing to life the decadence beneath the shimmering surface of Venice, the wild frivolity of Naples, and the magnetic terror of its shadow, Vesuvius. This is the story of the castrati, the exquisite and otherworldly sopranos whose graceful bodies and glorious voices win the adulation of royal courts and grand opera houses throughout Europe. These men are revered as idols--and, at the same time, scorned for all they are not. Praise for Anne Rice and Cry to Heaven "Daring and imaginative . . . [Anne] Rice seems like nothing less than a magician: It is a pure and uncanny talent that can give a voice to monsters and angels both." -- The New York Times Book Review "To read Anne Rice is to become giddy as if spinnning through the mind of time." -- San Francisco Chronicle "If you surrender and go with her . . . you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream." -- The Boston Globe "Rice is eerily good at making the impossible seem self-evident." -- Time
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780307494221
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 25346a7a-0661-fed0-9935-636e65b22818
Full title cry to heaven
Author rice anne
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-06-18 22:49:08PM
Last Indexed 2018-06-18 23:26:24PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Anne Rice
author_display Anne Rice
display_description In a sweeping saga of music and vengeance, the acclaimed author of The Vampire Chronicles draws readers into eighteenth-century Italy, bringing to life the decadence beneath the shimmering surface of Venice, the wild frivolity of Naples, and the magnetic terror of its shadow, Vesuvius. This is the story of the castrati, the exquisite and otherworldly sopranos whose graceful bodies and glorious voices win the adulation of royal courts and grand opera houses throughout Europe. These men are revered as idols--and, at the same time, scorned for all they are not.

Praise for Anne Rice and Cry to Heaven

"Daring and imaginative . . . [Anne] Rice seems like nothing less than a magician: It is a pure and uncanny talent that can give a voice to monsters and angels both."--The New York Times Book Review

"To read Anne Rice is to become giddy as if spinnning through the mind of time."--San Francisco Chronicle

"If you surrender and go with her . . . you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream."--The Boston Globe

"Rice is eerily good at making the impossible seem self-evident."--Time

From the Trade Paperback edition.
format_catalog eBook
format_category_catalog eBook
id 25346a7a-0661-fed0-9935-636e65b22818
isbn 9780307494221
item_details overdrive:407be552-86d3-4084-b616-9948c6f553d5|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-06-19T04:26:24.714Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
primary_isbn 9780307494221
publishDate 2010
record_details overdrive:407be552-86d3-4084-b616-9948c6f553d5|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2010|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:407be552-86d3-4084-b616-9948c6f553d5 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
title_display Cry to Heaven
title_full Cry to Heaven A Novel
title_short Cry to Heaven
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fantasy, Fiction