This is an interesting little book. It really is the story of a summer romance and set in beautiful Venice. However when the protagonists are a 23 year old girl and a 61 year old man things become thought provoking, who is exploiting who?
It is easy to read and not very challenging. It would make an excellent novel to take on holiday.
However, it would also make an excellent book for a reading group because there are various themes that could be discussed. The joy is that this edition has reading group notes in it and author interview making it so easy to use for this purpose.