Lost Hearts in Italy "People fall in love in an instant, but it takes longer to fall out of love," Andrea Lee writes of the three hearts "hagridden by… Lost Hearts in Italy "People fall in love in an instant, but it takes longer to fall out of love," Andrea Lee writes of the three hearts "hagridden by… 2006-06-20 Fiction Random House
Book Review

Lost Hearts in Italy (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 20, 2006; Writer: Andrea Lee; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Random House

''People fall in love in an instant, but it takes longer to fall out of love,'' Andrea Lee writes of the three hearts ''hagridden by lust and jealousy'' that swoon and crumble in Lost Hearts in Italy, a mildly engrossing un-love story. In dispassionate snapshots from the past 20 years, we follow Mira and Nick, a seemingly perfect American couple relocated to Rome, and Zenin, the Italian billionaire who seduces Mira. At the end of each chapter, Lee calls on a chorus of voices — from Mira's mother to a boutique saleswoman to a Mauritian girl on a beach — to analyze these love fools. Ultimately, you crave more from the main players than the cacophony of voices passing judgment on them.

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Originally posted Jun 16, 2006 Published in issue #883 Jun 23, 2006 Order article reprints