The Figures of Beauty

The Figures of Beauty

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Rich, imaginative. . . . One of the best novels I ve read all year. Ross King, author of Leonardo and the Last SupperA sensuous, heartbreaking novel about art, beauty, and the choices we make that define us for life.In 1968 a young man travels to Paris, where a series of unlikely events takes him to a tiny village in Italy and to the one great love of his life. A marble merchant meets a couple on their honeymoon, introducing them to the sensual beauty of Carrara. An Italian woman arrives in Canada to find the father she never knew. A terrible accident in a marble quarry changes the course of a young boy s life and, ultimately, sets in motion each of these stories, which David Macfarlane masterfully shapes into a magnificent whole. A beautifully written, complex, and bittersweet story that spans continents and eras. Daphne Kalotay, author of Russian Winter and Sight Reading"
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  • Hardback | 343 pages
  • 109.22 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • Harper
  • United States
  • English
  • 0062307193
  • 9780062307194
  • 2,097,233

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A complex, densely written and dreamlike narrative . A moving tale of love, fate and regret. --"Wall Street Journal""
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