In Lucia's Eyes Author:Arthur Japin Book Descrtiption: Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer. — She was a servant girl in an Italian manor house, educated by her lascivious lord, engaged to a young man named Giacomo- and suddenly disfigured by the pox. Fleeing in shame and without warning, Lucia faces a ewildering new world alone. She will move across Europe for 16 years - from... more » Naples to Venice, Paris and Amsterdam- working as a housekeeper, a ladies companion and, finally, as a much-sought-after courtesan. But not until her accidental reunion with Giacomo Casanova - now the tragic figure of infamous legend- will the lessons of her astonishing journey be revealed to her, and with them, her truest self.
In Lucia's Eyes is a rich and vibrant evocation if a time past and an emotional daring story of the individual spirit's transformation by love.
Authur Japin also wrote The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi« less
excellent fiction of how Casinova began his infamous life and the turn of events that lead to his later meeting of Lucia, the woman who broke his heart. It is mostly about Lucia and how she moved thru the world scarred and broken until she found her own power. I cant wait to find his first novel.