Beautiful Ruins

Jess Walter

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 30-05-2013

£8.99

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.

Gift Wrapping – our gift wrapping option will be back soon

Have your books hand wrapped in our bespoke tissue paper with our kite sticker to tie it all together.

Description

The No. 1 New York Times BestsellerJess 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 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.’Magic…A monument to crazy love with a deeply romantic heart’ New York Times’A novel shot in sparkly Technicolor’ Booklist’Hilarious and compelling’ Esquire’Beautiful Ruins is a novel unlike any other you’re likely to read this year’ Nick Hornby, The Believer

Additional information

Weight 0.257 kg
Dimensions 22 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 368