So far I've only read three chapters. I decide to stop. Because I think it's so beautifully written (I wonder, perhaps the original version is more enticing?). The story is so vibrant and alive, the characters, lovable and believable. I really hate it when the characters in a book are "given" scripts, so they seem to speak and act as if forced.
The story is about a girl named Lucia Sartori in the fifties. She works as a fashion designer in a department store. Right now I'm torn between finding out more about her life and putting it off, saving this book to be read when things get rough.