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The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

An Illustrated Novel

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The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
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In this fascinating, abundant new novel from the incomparable Eco, Yambo, a rare-book dealer, has suffered a bizarre form of memory loss. He can remember every book he ever read but nothing about his own life. In an effort to retrieve his past, he withdraws into his old family home and searches through boxes of old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums and diaries kept in the attic. And so Yambo relives his youth: Mussolini, Catholic education, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, Fred Astaire. His memories run wild, and life racing before his eyes takes the form of a graphic novel. Yambo struggles through the flames to capture one simple, innocent image, that of his first love.

Author Biography

Umberto Eco (1932-2016) wrote fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, The Prague Cemetery and Numero Zero along with many brilliant collections of essays.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations (chiefly col.)
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
464
Dimensions
129x198x28
ISBN-13
9780099481379
Product ID
1696691

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