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23%OFFJess Walter - Beautiful Ruins - 9780670922659 - V9780670922659
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Beautiful Ruins

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Description for Beautiful Ruins Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 368 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 129 x 197 x 33. Weight in Grams: 258.

The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller

Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a gorgeous, glamorous novel set in 1960s Italy and a modern Hollywood studio.

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 ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
Penguin
Condition
New
Number of Pages
368
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780670922659
SKU
V9780670922659
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
Ref
99-98

About Jess Walter
Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including The Financial Lives of the Poets and The Cold Millions. Beautiful Ruins was a New York Times bestseller, and We Live in Water was one of Barack Obama's books of 2019. Jess Walter lives in Spokane, Washington with his family.

Reviews for Beautiful Ruins
Just about the perfect summer read. It is intelligent and thought-provoking, but also a lot of fun. Reading hours fly by and reaching the final page feels like a genuine wrench
Sunday Times
Ambitious, large-hearted, exhilarating novel that leaves you wanting more . . . Very, very funny
The Times
Beautiful Ruins is a novel unlike ... Read more

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