The Giant: A Novel of Michelangelo's David

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As a colossal statue takes shape in Renaissance Florence, the lives of a master sculptor and a struggling painter become stunningly intertwined.
Florence, 1500. Fresco painter Jacopo Torni longs to make his mark in the world. But while his peers enjoy prestigious commissions, his meager painting jobs are all earmarked to pay down gambling debts.
When Jacopo hears of a competition to create Florence's greatest sculpture, he pins all his hopes on a collaboration with his boyhood companion, Michelangelo Buonarroti. But will the frustrated artist ever emerge from the shadow of his singularly gifted friend?
From the author of THE PAINTER'S APPRENTICE and THE GONDOLA MAKER comes a gorgeously crafted, immersive tale of Renaissance Italy.
Based on a true story.
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About the author

Laura Morelli holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is the author of fiction and nonfiction inspired by the history of art. She has taught college students in the U.S. and Italy, and is a TED-Ed educator. Her flagship shopping guidebook, Made in Italy, has led travelers off the beaten track for more than two decades. Her award-winning historical novels include The Painter’s Apprentice, The Gondola Maker, and The Night Portrait.

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Publisher
Laura Morelli
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Published on
May 31, 2020
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Pages
395
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ISBN
9781942467403
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Historical / Renaissance
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Content protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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