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Back To Venice [Kindle Edition]

Michael Grant
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Imagine what it would be like to go back in time to the 15th century Venice. And imagine what it would be like to meet your lifelong hero, Michelangelo. And imagine what it would be like if, on first meeting, you spill a tray of pasta and wine on that very same hero.

Well, that’s what happens to serious young artist Mark Breen. As the result of a drunken bet, Mark knocks out a painting of a toilet bowl. Much to his amazement, he sells it. In short order he’s hailed as the new Andy Warhol and becomes an overnight sensation—and a very wealthy man. Soon, images of his toilet bowls are on more t-shirts, mugs, and calendars than Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

His friend and mentor, Hugh Connelly, afraid that Mark is in danger of losing his “artistic soul,” advises him to go back to Italy and reacquaint himself with the “old masters.” In Venice, Mark falls in love with Alexandra, a beautiful art restorer, but it’s a one-sided affair. One night, hoping to win her over, he climbs up on a roof to find out who painted her favorite fresco. He falls off the roof and wakes up in 15th century Venice where he meets an innkeeper named Francesca, who looks exactly like Alexandra. And it gets curiouser and curiouser from there. During his stay—which is sometimes zany and sometimes frightening—he meet his hero, Michelangelo, who teaches him the true meaning of art.

About the Author

Michael Grant is a retired lieutenant with the New York City Police Department. He lives on Long Island with his wife Elizabeth and Jack their Golden Retriever. Mr. Grant has written four novels – Line of Duty, Officer Down, Retribution, and The Cove. Mr. Grant can be contacted at mggrant08@gmail.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 301 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461101212
  • Publisher: Michael Grant (26 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052ZBHK0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #105,418 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michael Grant is a former member of the New York City Police Department. He has a BS in Criminal Justice and an MA in psychology from John Jay College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
In 1990, Mr. Grant moved to Florida where he wrote his first three novels: Line of Duty, Officer Down, and Retribution. In 2006 he returned to Long Island where he has written a dozen more novels.
An eclectic author, Mr. Grant has written six police/general thrillers (Line Of Duty, Officer Down, Retribution, The Cove, Appropriate Sanctions, and Stalker), two historical novels (In The Time Of Famine and When I Come Home), three humorous novels (Krystal, Dear Son, Hey Ma, and Who Moved My Friggin' Provolone), and one fantasy (Back To Venice).
He currently lives on Long Island with his wife, Elizabeth, and their Golden Retriever, Jack.
Mr. Grant can be reached at mggrant08@gmail.com

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4.0 out of 5 stars Really good read! 23 Jan 2013
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I love Venice which is what attracted me to this book - I suspect Mr Grant has wandered the backs streets many a time and got lost like I have and loved it! This is a lovely read with some real laugh out loud moments, a great book for a holiday.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it! 17 May 2014
By Tricia
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Full of surprises and wonderful observations, this book had me hooked from the word go. But then I am something of a Michael Grant disciple!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cute read 19 Mar 2014
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Cute book. I enjoyed the adventures of the main character. A little unbelievable at times, but; if you can let yourself go, enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Novel 10 Dec 2012
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Having read a variety of novels set in the amazing city of Venice, I rank this as one of the most clever and fun. The book's written in the first person in a conversational style that made me feel I was trotting along with the main character as he traversed and bumbled his way through the streets of 15th century Venice. Not only does it have a great plot and a unique main character, it's well-written and well-edited. I just ordered it for my friend who's an artist and has been to Venice and for my daughter who's been a couple times too.
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