Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th-century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Her father‚ a renowned physician‚ has provided her entrée to this all-male profession‚ and inspired in her a shared mission to understand the secrets of the human body. Then her father disappears and Gabriella faces a crisis: she is no longer permitted to treat her patients without her father’s patronage. So she sets out across Europe to find where — and why — he has gone.
“Poet O’Melveny’s debut fiction is like a lyrical composite creature … Readers will be delighted …”
— Publishers Weekly
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