Father Luigi's Chameleon

Father Luigi's Chameleon

by Tara Isabella Burton

Publication Date: 09/04/2003

 
The priests were faithless, the damned were blessed, the ironies were many, and the comforts were few. The brides were reluctant, the rejected were loved, the idols were demons, and the pitied were strong. - Father Luigi's Chameleon Tara Burton's remarkable first novel, Father Luigi's Chameleon, follows six characters as they face internal struggles during one fateful summer in Italy. The novel, in which this extraordinary eleven-year-old writer explores questions of ethics, values and the nature of love, as well as her unique view of God and the afterlife, was inspired by the often-conflicting philosophies of life she observed growing up in Rome, Paris and New York. Although written by a child, it is not a children's book! Father Luigi s Chameleon is the story of six friends, all living in Rome in the summer of 2002, who retreat to a small island off the coast of Naples in order to come to terms with their own personal demons that are preventing them from achieving happiness. At the root of this, watching over them, is Father Luigi's pet chameleon, Monsieur Amore, who turns out to be more than just a simple reptile in this captivating and thought-provoking modern parable.
ISBN:
9780595271559
9780595271559
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Publication Date:
09-04-2003
Publisher:
iUniverse.com
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
188
Dimensions (mm):
231x155x12mm
Weight:
0.29kg
Tara Isabella Burton

Tara Isabella Burton is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. The winner of the Shiva Naipaul Award for Travel Writing, she has completed a Doctorate in Theology at the University of Oxford and is a prodigious travel writer, short story and scriptwriter and essayist.

She works for Vox as their Faith and Religion Correspondent. Tara Isabella Burton lives in New York and divides her time between the Upper East Side and Oxford.

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