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Beautiful ruins

Walter, Jess, 1965-2019
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.
Main title:
Beautiful ruins / Jess Walter.
London : Penguin, 2019.©2012
337 pages : maps (black and white) ; 19 cm.
Series title:
97802419865099780241986509 (paperback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryPaperbacksWItem Unavailable due to Library Building Works (in storage) (Set: 04 Apr 2022)Onloan - Due: 31 May 2022
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