Plot Type: Soul Mate Romance (SMR)
Ratings: Violence—4; Sensuality—4; Humor—3
Publisher and Titles: Pocket (1/2016)
"About four times every winter…the [flood warning] sirens wail...Once the level reaches 120 centimeters above normal, a quarter of the city is under water. After five more centimeters, the boats stop running. Everything grinds to a halt. That's acqua alta…The experience…means flooded basements and damp walls, even above ground. Although Venetians are used to it, the flooding is getting worse every year. In many privately owned houses, the occupants have given up on the ground floor and only live on the upper floors." Between 1923 and 2013 alone, seventeen severe floods ranging from 140 to 190 cm above normal have occurred, submerging 50 to 90 percent of the city. Click HERE or HERE for more information about Venice's watery problems.