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Published on May 16th, 2014


The Medici Boy by John L’Heureux

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Blurb: L’Heureux transports the reader to Donatello s Renaissance Italy directly into his bottega, (workshop), as witnessed through the eyes of Luca Mattei, a devoted assistant.While creating his famous bronze of David and Goliath, Donatello s passion for his enormously beautiful model and part time rent boy, Agnolo, ignites a dangerous jealousy that ultimately leads to Agnolo s brutal murder. Luca, the complex and conflicted assistant, will sacrifice all to save the life of Donatello, even if it means the life of the master sculptor s friend and great patron of art, Cosimo de Medici. (Astor & Blue, May 2014)

David Vann, The Financial Times

“It’s a masterpiece, the most ambitious, beautiful and complex novel I’ve read this year..”

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Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post

“His luminous prose, swift narrative, love of art history and cool eye for human weakness make this one a pleasure to read.”

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