Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Venetian’s Wife

by Nick Bantock

Who’d imagine that a book mostly consisting of one woman’s diary excerpts and her e-mail exchanges with a 500-year-old ghost could be that entertaining?

Oops. I’ve said too much.

From: S. Wolfe swintrw@adl.com
To: Mr. N. Conti contifnd@secset.com

Mr. Conti,

Are you saying in a roundabout way that you have hacked into a Vatican computer?

Sara
From: Mr. N. Conti contifnd@secset.com
To: Sara Wolfe swintrw@adl.com

Sara,

I suppose you could put it that way. Yes.

Niccolo
From: S. Wolfe swintrw@adl.com
To: Mr. N. Conti contifnd@secset.com

Mr. Conti,

What’s a betting shop?

Sara
From: Mr. N. Conti contifnd@secset.com
To: Sara Wolfe swintrw@adl.com

Sara,

What’s a researcher?

Niccolo

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