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Beautiful ruins: a novel

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The story begins in 1962. On the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies a tall, thin woman approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lote"searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of unforgettable characters. Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

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9780062098085
9781470328788
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9781611735369
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Grouped Work ID 242be3c6-c449-f978-e129-4d782824217d
Full title beautiful ruins
Author walter jess
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 23:14:15PM
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subject_facet Americans -- Italy -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction, Hotelkeepers -- Italy -- Fiction, Italy -- History -- 1945-1976 -- Fiction, Large type books, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction
title_display Beautiful ruins : a novel
title_full Beautiful Ruins, Beautiful Ruins A Novel, Beautiful ruins : a novel / Jess Walter, Beautiful ruins [sound recording] / Jess Walter, Beautiful ruins [sound recording] : a novel / Jess Walter, Beautiful ruins [text (large print) / Jess Walter
title_short Beautiful ruins :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Americans, Audiobooks, Fiction, History, Hotelkeepers, Large type books, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Motion picture actors and actresses, Romance