In this hilarious, irreverent, flash memoir, a young American expat arrives in Rome to find handsome, charming men, breathtakingly beautiful antiquities, and perfectly made cappuccino. What more could anyone want? But after a few too many romantic mishaps, she discovers the so-called dolce vita comes at a price. With a jaded eye, but a vulnerable heart, short story writer Elizabeth Geoghegan takes us on a literary Sex in the City romp through Rome. The Marco Chronicles shows us what life in Italy looks like when you’re 30-something, running from grief, and trying to find a way back to love. This new author edition of bestseller The Marco Chronicles includes ＂The Violet Hour,＂ a short story from Geoghegan’s masterful collection eightball.