Iago

Iago

A Novel

Book - 2011
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An unforgettable adventure beginning where Shakespeare's Othello leaves off

Wounded in love, tormented by his past, Shakespeare's most complex villain is brought magnificently to life in this tale of two adversaries--one an accused killer; the other, one of the most powerful men in Venice. Having escaped from Cyprus, accused of the murders of the governor, known as the Moor, and his lovely young wife, Iago is now locked in battle with Annibale Malipiero, known as Il Terribile, the chief inquisitor of Italy's greatest city.

Malipiero is repelled by the more brutal tasks of the interrogante . His obsession is with the very nature of evil. What makes a man into a murderer, he longs to know? Is Iago a lone psychopath, or does he lie at the heart of a more widespread Ottoman conspiracy? Malipiero knows that torture will not provide him with the answers he seeks. But there is, perhaps, a more audacious and unusual route to the truth . . .

Exuberantly inventive, thrillingly complex, and richly entertaining, Iago will captivate fans already familiar with Shakespeare and appeal to anyone who loves a rich historical novel. Iago marks the emergence of a remarkable new literary voice.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c2011.
ISBN: 9780805093704
0805093702
Characteristics: 445 p. ;,25 cm.

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ChristchurchLib Apr 27, 2014

"Accused of murdering the "the Moor" and his wife, Desdemona, Iago escapes from his prison cell on the island of Cyprus and heads for Venice. On his trail is the Venetian Chief Inquisitor Annibale Malipiero -- known as Il Terribile -- who is famed for his painful methods of extracting information. As Iago interacts with a diverse cast of characters from all walks of life, his background and motivations become clearer to the reader. For another interpretation of the villain of Shakespeare's Othello, try Nicole Galland's I, Iago." Historical Fiction April 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/42146534-cbfc-4ab9-813e-c35776aa9aed?postId=88f681db-41d1-4c1f-9572-092e11f59be6

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