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Timoleon Vieta Come Home : A Sentimental Journey

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Cockroft, a faded composer and socialite, lives in self-imposed exile and fantasizes of true love and extravagant suicides. Rattling around his dilapidated farmhouse in the Italian countryside, his only constant source of company is the ever-loyal Timoleon Vieta, a mongrel with the most beautiful eyes. When a handsome but surly individual arrives on the scene, Cockroft is forced to choose between his dog and this new arrival. He abandons Timoleon outside Rome's Colosseum, where the dog begins the long journey home.
In this acclaimed novel, Dan Rhodes, one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, has created a tragicomic work of macabre beauty that both amuses and moves in equal measure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156029952
  • 9780156029957
  • 2,166,445

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"The best new writer in Britain." -The Guardian (London)

Rattling around his dilapidated farmhouse in the Italian countryside, faded composer and socialite Cockroft has only one constant companion: Timoleon Vieta, a loyal mongrel with the most beautiful eyes. But when a handsome but surly individual arrives on the scene, Cockroft is forced to choose between his dog and the new arrival. He abandons Timoleon outside Rome's Colosseum, where the dog begins a long journey home.
Winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club New Voices Award
"A blend of humor, heartfelt emotion, and old-fashioned storytelling verve." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review
"Rhodes demonstrates his ability to spin an engaging tale time and again."
--The New Yorker
"Charged with honesty, biting irony, and humor." --Time Out New York
Dan Rhodes was born in 1972 and is the author of two acclaimed short story collections. Timoleon Vieta Come Home is his first novel. Rhodes lives in Kent, England.
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"Resembles Italo Calvino's Difficult Loves and Alberto Moravia's The Voice of the Sea, which is saying something. As one of Granta's best young British novelists, Rhodes clearly has a firm grasp of passionate misunderstandings and hopeless undertakings. It's almost enough to make you cry."
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959 ratings
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4 33% (314)
3 26% (249)
2 9% (88)
1 7% (71)
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