Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

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The story begins in 1962. 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 spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.

And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot—searching… (more)

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Beautiful Ruins is the sort of book that others might describe as “sprawling,” “epic” or a “tour de force,” and I suppose that’s all true, but the first thing that comes to my mind is grand.

"Beautiful Ruins" delivers both outcomes at once, in a mix of satire and love story rich with "the sort of funny that makes you sad, too." Also happy.

His balanced mixture of pathos and comedy stirs the heart and amuses as it also rescues us from the all too human pain that is the motor of this complex and ever-evolving novel.

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Book Details  


Publisher: HarperCollins (June 12, 2012)

Collection: Harper

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 1.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012

"The 100 books on this year's fiction list encompass a range of categories. Debuts, story collections, thrillers, mysteries, translations, science...

The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012

The New York Times Book Review has published its list of 100 Notable Books of 2012, both fiction and non-fiction. Some titles such as graphic novels...


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