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The Resource Beautiful ruins, Jess Walter, (electronic resource)

Beautiful ruins, Jess Walter, (electronic resource)

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Beautiful ruins
Title
Beautiful ruins
Statement of responsibility
Jess Walter
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Language
eng
Summary
The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent 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 actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, 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, 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 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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MnSpTMCL
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1965-
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Walter, Jess
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hotelkeepers
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Americans
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Beautiful ruins, Jess Walter, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 352 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062098085
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB
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Label
Beautiful ruins, Jess Walter, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 352 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062098085
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bvrbr9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)bvrbr9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 1.6 MB)

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