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Very Private Gentleman, a (1991) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla - Mr. Butterfly - for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous - mornings spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafes, and evenings talking with his friend the town priest over a glass of brandy.

Yet there's more to this gentleman's life: Clara, the young student who moonlights in the town bordello, and another woman who arrives with $100,000 and a commission, but not for a painting of butterflies.

With this assignment returns the dark fear that has dogged Signor Farfalla. Almost instantly, he senses a deadly circle closing in on him, one that he may or may not elude.

Original title: A Very Private Gentleman
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: A Very Private Gentleman

A Very Private Gentleman (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

A Very Private Gentleman (January 26, 2004)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 0312309082
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.7 x 1.0
Pages: 288

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