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The Midwife of Venice


At midnight, the dogs, cats, and rats rule Venice. The Ponte di Ghetto Nuovo, the bridge that leads to the ghetto, trembles under the weight of sacks of rotting vegetables, rancid fat, and vermin. Shapeless matter, perhaps animal, floats to the surface of Rio di San Girolamo and hovers on its greasy waters. Through the mist rising from the canal the cries and grunts of foraging pigs echo. Seeping refuse on the streets renders the pavement slick and the walking treacherous. It was on such a night that the men came for ...

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The Midwife of Venice
2013, Anchor Canada

ISBN-13: 9780385679480

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The Midwife of Venice
2012, Gallery Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781451657470

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The Midwife Of Venice
2012, Ulverscroft Ltd, Antsey

ISBN-13: 9781444812336

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The Midwife of Venice
2011, Anchor Canada

ISBN-13: 9780385668279

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The Midwife of Venice
2011, Ebury Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780091944902

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