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Beautiful Ruins

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  • Beautiful Ruins 
    Title: Beautiful Ruins
    Author: WALTER JESS
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Imprint: VIKING
    Price: $20.00
    Publishing status: Active

    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.

    ISBN: 9780241986509
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