Sara is a young consultant, and the lover of an important politician who aspires to the presidency. One day she takes off from work to visit the Prado Museum, where she is fascinated by Tintoretto's painting Portrait of a Woman Revealing Her Breasts. Who is that incomparably beautiful, haughty woman who shows herself with such brazenness? Legend has it that she was Veronica Franco, one of the most desired and influential "honest courtesans" of her time: a cultured, refined prostitute; lover of painters, nobles and kings; and a well-known and respected poet. Sara and her lover secretly travel to Venice, where they can enjoy each other openly and learn more about the courtesan. Meanwhile, in Madrid, agendas come to light that expose the corruption in the party and the dirty weapons of the State.
In an absorbing story where the past and the present intersect, Isabel Rábago reveals the many chains that hold women back, whether in the fascinating sixteenth-century world of the Venetian courtesans or in contemporary politics, showing that two women separated by centuries can have in common much more than it seems at first glance.
In her novelistic debut, Isabel Rábago masterfully reveals the many chains that hold women back, whether in the fascinating world of sixteenth-century Venetian courtesans or in the politics of today.
A fascinating story that shows how the art of seduction is the key to power.