Young Bride by Baricco Alessandro
A scintillating and sensual novel about a young woman's ingress into a fantastically strange family. The hand of the young woman in question has been promised to the scion of a noble family. She is to prepare for her marriage at the family's villa where the inhabitants never seem to sleep. The atmosphere turns surreal as the days pass and her presence on the family estate begins to make itself felt on her future in-laws. Alessandro Baricco's novel features a cast of characters whose lives and every act seem to exist beyond the rules of causation as it tells a story about fate and the difficult job of confronting the Other and creating an Us.