Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

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By (author) Jess Walter

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  • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 25mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0061928178
  • ISBN 13: 9780061928178
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 22,231

Product description

From the moment it opens--on a rocky patch of Italian coastline, circa 1962, when a daydreaming young innkeeper looks out over the water and spies a mysterious woman approaching him on a boat--Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, Beautiful Ruins is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising--a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

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Author information

Jess Walter is the author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, the Edgar Award-winning Citizen Vince, Land of the Blind, and the New York Times Notable Book Over Tumbled Graves. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his family.

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"Combines satisfying, old-fashioned storytelling with a modern sensibility."--Becky Aikman

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