For Having Offended Thee by Drew Bacigalupa
Approx. 69,250 words.
Published on October 13, 2010.
Echoing the international "dolce vita" scandals of mid-20th century, the novel follows New York socialite Kirsten de Furia's flight from celebrated American husband and brilliant son to the arms of famous Italian artist in Tuscany. The center of numerous, colorful, creative family members and friends, Kirsten's betrayals and ultimate search for reconciliation leaves no one unscathed.