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The Resource Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

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Beautiful Ruins
Title
Beautiful Ruins
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Summary
"Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece." — Richard RussoThe 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. The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, deep in daydreams, looks out over the waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an American starlet, he soon learns, and she is dying.And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot—searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.What unfolds is a dazzling 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 a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motion—along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow. 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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Walter, Jess
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dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance
  • Fiction
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Beautiful Ruins
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8c468a55-1948-45ef-898b-a057159e473a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062098085
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Beautiful Ruins
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8c468a55-1948-45ef-898b-a057159e473a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062098085
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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