It is midnight, October 31st 1758 and Giacomo Casanova has escaped from a Venetian prison after sixteen months consigned to darkness and the underworld.
Shaking off the enforced solitude, Casanova makes his way to Bolzano - the small village where he was dealt a cruel hand. A place full of memories, Bolzano was the scene of a moonlit duel fought with the Duke of Parma - when Casanova and he were both in pursuit of the beguiling Francesca. The quest was lost and Casanova was left with three scars above his heart and one option: he could live, but only on the condition he never saw Francesca again. But now Casanova is back having secured a loan from an old friend, and is determined to win this time - whilst the Duke has an offer Casanova simply cannot refuse and that just might spell his undoing.
Just as 'Embers' is an extraordinary story of friendship, fidelity and pride, 'Conversations In Bolzano' is a glorious novel about the meaning of love, betrayal, possession and the consequences of following desire at any cost.