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Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

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By (author) Jess Walter

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  • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0061928178
  • ISBN 13: 9780061928178
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 16,342

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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.

Review quote

"A novel with pathos, piercing wit and, most important, the generous soul of a literary classic. . . . Walter has planted himself firmly in the first rank of American authors."--Boston Globe

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