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The Girl of His Dreams: Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Series, Book 17
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On a rainy morning, not long after the funeral of his mother, Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello respond to a 911 call reporting a body floating near the steps in one of Venice's side canals. Reaching down to pull it out, Brunetti's wrist is caught by the silkiness of golden hair, and he sees a small foot - together he and Vianello lift a dead girl from the water. But, inconceivably, no one has reported a missing child, nor the theft of the gold jewelry that she carries. So Brunetti is drawn into a search not only for the cause of her death but also for her identity, her family, and for the secrets that people will keep in order to protect their children - be they innocent or guilty. The investigation takes Brunetti from the canals and palazzos of Venice to a Gypsy encampment on the mainland, through quicksands of connections and relationships both known and concealed, as he struggles with both institutional prejudice and entrenched criminality to try to unravel the fate of the dead child.

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Donna Leon. (2008). The Girl of His Dreams: Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Series, Book 17. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Donna Leon. 2008. The Girl of His Dreams: Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Series, Book 17. Blackstone Publishing.

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Donna Leon, The Girl of His Dreams: Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Series, Book 17. Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

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Donna Leon. The Girl of His Dreams: Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Series, Book 17. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

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      • content: Could we talk about accents? The principal characters here are Venetians living in Venice. David Colacci's choice to play them all as if they were Italians speaking English in New Jersey obliterates variations of class or region that give texture to a story and that varying accents might otherwise convey. Here when Police Commisar Brunetti speaks with a contessa, a gypsy from Hungary, a German-born carabinieri, or his boss with the rough Palermo accent, Colacci has nowhere to go with it. Instead they all sound like an American imitation of a single Italian accent. This flaw distances us from characters the author intends us to identify with, robs them of familiarity and the story of gravitas. Nor does the story really hit its marks. Very seriously disappointing. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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