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Título: Ruby in Her Navel
Editorial: Hamish Hamilton, London, UK
Año de publicación: 2006
Condición del libro: As New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New
Edición: First Edition
A genuine UK first edition / first printing, with a number '1' on the copyright page. An absolutely perfect copy of this intriguing novel, set during the 12th Century Crusades, by the Booker Prize-winning author of 'Sacred Hunger'. Not price-clipped. No inscriptions or marks. Excellent. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000474
Sinopsis: Thurstan, a young Norman and would-be Knight at the Court of King Roger in Palermo, has been in love since boyhood with Lady Alicia, now returned a widow from the Holy Land. At the same time, he is enthralled by the earthy sensuality of the dancer, Nesrin, whose troupe he brings to Court to dance for the King. In a compelling tale of love, passion, intrigue and treachery, Thurstan finds himself caught in a tangle of plots, counter-plots and deceptions that threaten to destroy him. Set in twelfth-century Sicily against the backdrop of the Crusades, Barry Unsworth's brilliant new novel tells the story of how the war between Islam and Christendom impinges on both Thurstan's mind and his heart. His journey towards freedom and love, driven along by the forces of history in the making, is both moving and unforgettable.
Críticas: ""The Ruby in Her Navel" is captivating, sensuous, and immensely moving. It helps us understand our own contemporary world; a rare achievement. This is Barry Unsworth, the master of resonant historical fiction, on top form."--Jim Crace "Barry Unsworth brilliantly peoples one of the most dazzling and least known chapters of European history; I loved this book."--John Julius Norwich "Unsworth's subtle prose conjures up an authentically realized medieval world in which one's nationality and religion overshadow everything, and peace is only an illusion. The twisting plotline, heavy with foreshadowing, conceals as much as it reveals in this heartrending tale, which can be read either as an exceptional historical novel or a modern parable on the dangers of blind patriotism.""--Booklist" ""The Ruby in Her Navel" is a richly imagined novel of the Middle Ages, filled with questions of race, God, and fidelity, from the Booker Prize-winning Unsworth...Unsworth's luscious history is ripe territory for a dialogue on the ever-present struggle against intolerance, a seemingly inevitable human frailty."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Barry Unsworth is one of the three most important British novelists at work today."--Richard Eder, "The New York Times" "Unsworth's writing is unrivaled...His novels are close to perfect in an imperfect literary world."--Ruth Rendell "As with the novels of Brian Moore or the poetry of Larkin, there's very little the reviewer needs to say about Unsworth's fiction, except: read it."--David Sexton, "The Spectator"
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