In her delightful reimagining of A Midsummer's Night Dream, Amanda Craig slyly serves up a witty cross-cultural farce, a modern-day tale of love and lies set against the magical landscape of Tuscany. When Theo, a workaholic lawyer, his English wife Polly, and their two children rent an idyllic Italian villa, they expect a relaxing summer holiday together. Polly, with her loved ones' romantic interests at heart, has invited an eccentric mix of friends and family along--including three eligible bachelors, a former model, an Indian-British divorcee with a young son, and her own appalling mother-in-law. They soon discover the Casa Luna is a strange, enchanted place where people find their heart's desire--but at a price. Everyone falls in love, though t with the people they expect, and the results are surprising and hilarious.
Amanda Craig is the author of Foreign Bodies, A Private Place, A Vicious Circle, and, most recently, In a Dark Wood. She lives in London and writes regularly for the Times, the Sunday Times, and the New Statesman. www.amandacraig.com