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Beautiful Ruins

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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
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The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition- a beautiful woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an American starlet, he soon learns, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away in Hollywood, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot searching for the woman he last saw at his hotel fifty years before. Gloriously inventive, funny, tender and constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a novel full of fabulous and yet very flawed people, all of them striving towards another sort of life, a future that is both delightful and yet, tantalizingly, seems just out of reach. 'You're going to love this book. New York Times Book Review 'Hilarious and compelling. Esquire 'Nothing less than brilliant.' Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk '. . . ambitious, large-hearted exhilarating novel that leaves you wanting more.' The Times '. . . sly and sophisticated beach read.' The Guardian '. . . there's reason this book spend several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list- it is quite simply the ultimate brainy beach read.' Harper's Bazaar

Author Biography

Jess Walter has written four novels, most recently The Zero which was shortlisted for the National Book Award. He lives in Spokane, Washington with his family.
Release date NZ
May 3rd, 2013
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
368
Dimensions
129x198x22
ISBN-13
9780670922659
Product ID
20986047

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