Francesco is a violin maker with an attitude problem..
I feel people may actually want to punch him after they've read a few pages. I'm not sure it's a smart choice of character but I guess it's one of the reasons I could write this story in the first place. The thing is, I usually care too much for my characters and I become really reluctant to hurt them, which is not good for story.
I don't really have this problem here as Francesco goes through a whole lot of trouble.