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Brand new, unread copy of first edition, twelfth printing. Signed by author on title page. Near mint. Only slight bump to spine tail. N° de ref. de la librería A790
Sinopsis: The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.
“Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.” —Richard Russo
“A ridiculously talented writer.” —New York Times
Adriana Trigiani Reviews Beautiful Ruins
Beautiful Ruinsis a glorious read for book lovers. From the moment you pick up the novel, it conjures a world that you long to enter. The teal-blue Ligurian Sea laps against a jagged coastline filled with candy-colored houses and open windows. At first glance, you’re dying to get inside those houses and find out what’s going on.
You needn’t worry. Jess Walter has written a sumptuous epic about the real people who make art, spinning illusion for fun, profit, and meaning. There are screen actors, a novelist, and Pasquale, an innkeeper, who keeps his patrons fed and watered on homemade wine and dreams. Among all the shimmer and hope are the lost souls who long to create something, anything. And just as Jess Walter introduces us to these characters, he follows them for fifty years. The journey will delight and captivate you.
You will be crushed when the novelist, Alvis, tracks down a woman whom he believed saved him in his youth, only to take a long walk down a dark hallway into a room where everything he believes and all his hopes shatter in one exchange. Jess Walter can break your heart in one conversation.
If you love the ancient charms of the Italian coast on the Ligurian Sea, if you long for Edinburgh and its cold rain and distant hot sun, and if you love stories of the dream factory that is Hollywood, you will not be able to part from this book until you are finished reading it. Even then, for months afterward, you’ll keep it close so you can reread a passage here and there that moved you.
It’s all here, the illusion and reality, the joy and the shame of the creative life, of life itself. The ingenue Dee, the producer Michael, and the D-girl Claire take you into the world of making movies, the expectations and disappointments, and in an ingenious turn, the author pins the hem of the action with real Hollywood stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who are engaging in a drama of their own in Rome.
Jess Walter has quietly and expertly built a career over six novels that puts him at the forefront of great American writers. Beautiful Ruins is the emerald among the pearls.
Título: Beautiful Ruins
Año de publicación: 2012
Condición del libro: New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Descripción Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Very good hardcover with good DJ. SIGNED BY AUTHOR (name only.no inscription) on paste-down card. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show very minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong. Dust jacket shows edge wear.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 51703010028
Descripción Harpercollins World, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, later printing in fine unread condition. Top of DJ has light creasing (dampstain?), otherwise fine. Signature on Desert Literary Society bookplate. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 001778
Descripción Harper, 2012. Boards. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st Edition, Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo with 337 pgs. Signed on front free endpaper "Jess Walter." The book is in very good condition with slight shelf wear/bumping to edges. The interior is clean and tight. The spine is blue with white and yellow text. Size: 8vo. Signed. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 026348
Descripción Harper Collins, New York, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: fine. Octavo. 337pp. SIGNED by the author on attached Santa Barbara Literary Society bookplate. Nº de ref. de la librería 9897
Descripción Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: DJ. First Edition. A=author 0061928127 Publisher: Harper, NYC., 2012. First Edition, FIFTH Printing. FINE hardcover book in NEAR FINE dust-jacket. As new. Unread. SIGNED by Author. NOT remainder marked. NOT price-clipped. NOT faded. NOT a book club edition. NOT an ex-library copy. All of our books with dust-jackets are shipped in fresh, archival-safe mylar protective sleeves. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1009406
Descripción Harper, New York, 2012. H Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. F First Edition. New York: Harper. 2012. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Minor edge wear to DJ, else a NF copy. Signed by author on title page. Signed: I Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 00526378
Descripción HarperCollins, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. New and flawless 1st Edition/1st Printing *SIGNED* by the author on the title page without inscription. "Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is nothing less than brilliant, a tour de force that crosses decades, continents, and genres, to powerful and often hilarious effects. Has the movie industry ever been skewered so cleanly? Has Italy ever seemed so seductive, so heartbreakingly lush? A masterful novel of love, loss, and hard-won hope that satisfies on every level." -- Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. This beautiful collector's copy will be packed in bubblewrap to protect the corners and shipped in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería ABH104
Descripción U.S.A.: Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. author signed first print hardcover in mylar protected dustjacket. first US edition. purchased new and unused; no marks, not remaindered, not xlib, not bookclub, dj price intact, first edition stated with number line down to 1. simple author signature on title page, no inscription. fiction hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 9881