Wildly, beautifully timed comedy. Muriel Spark’s Venetian extravaganza is thoroughly enjoyable.

Evening Standard

Wheels spin within wheels in Spark’s comedy of betrayals and terrorism, set in her beloved Venice

Territorial Rights

Fiction by Muriel Spark

Layers of intrigue; overlapping and triangulating love affairs; old but not-yet-forgotten murders; international spy-craft; adultery; parental interference; the sweet careless rapture of youth; unmarked graves — Territorial Rights claims much ground and Muriel Spark enjoys a wicked dance on it.

Little is what it seems at first when young Robert Curran is “taken through the sunny waters of palaces, domes and ferries” to the Pensione Sofia, on his first visit to Venice…

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ISBN
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Price US
15.95
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Page Count
240

Muriel Spark

20th century Scottish novelist, poet and essayist

Wildly, beautifully timed comedy. Muriel Spark’s Venetian extravaganza is thoroughly enjoyable.

Evening Standard

A highly entertaining novel: it seduces, it beguiles.

—David Lodge

Exhilarating, exuberant splendor.

—William Boyd

Gay inventiveness, salted with black humor.

Sunday Telegraph

The clues are planted deftly and wittily. Territorial Rights is as brilliant as the best of its predecessors, which is saying a great deal.

The Times Literary Supplement

Beautifully put together and effortlessly entertaining.

—Edmund White, New York Times