Michelangelo's statue of David is famous around the world. Millions flock to Florence to admire the Renaissance masterpiece -and to gaze upon the physical perfection of the young man captured in the marble. But the identity of the model has never been known. . . until now.
In this epic story Mary Hoffman imagines the story of Gabriele, a handsome eighteen-year-old who is hired asMichelangelo's model, and finds himself drawn into a world of spies, political treachery, and murder. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Florence, this is a rich, colourful and thrilling tale.