Summer Reading: Memory and Ethical Complexity in Tigana

The first book I took on for my summer reading project was Tigana, by Guy Gavrial Kay; and it was a doozy.  Weighing in at 688 pages, it immediately violated two key rules of summer reading- its chapters were long and its pace was slow.The book is set in a fantasy world that has some geographic and technological similarities to Renaissance Italy, but the similarities end there.  The plot follows a group of people whose country was destroyed 15 years before.  In fact, not only was the country de … [Read more...]