In this heart-warming, hilarious fable, told by William Goldman's alter ego, S. Morgenstern (also the author of The Princess Bride), we learn that the gondoliers of Venice once had the finest singing voices in the world. Morgenstern then goes on to unveil the secret mystery behind their sudden silence, teaching us along the way about such significant, historical figures as John the Bastard, Laura Lorenzini, the centenarian Cristaldi the Pickle, Enrico Caruso, Porky XII, the Great Sorrento, the Queen of Corsicaand, of course, the one and only Luigi, the ace gondolier with the goony smile.
About the Author:
William Goldman has been writing books and movie for forty-fie years. He has won three Lifetime Achievement awards for screenwriting, tow Screenwriter of the Year awards, tow Academy Awards (for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men), and one English Academy Award. His novels include Marathon Man, Boys and Girls Together, the Temple of Gold, and The Princess Bride. He lives in New York City.
This inventive, offbeat fable has a touch of magic about it.