Beautiful Ruins (Paperback)
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Short Description for Beautiful Ruins The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller "The Financial Lives of the Poets" returns with his funniest and most romantic novel yet. Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, "Beautiful Ruins" is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later.
- Published: 02 April 2013
- Format: Paperback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780061928178 ISBN 10: 0061928178
- Sales rank: 5,467
Full description for Beautiful Ruins
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.