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Beautiful Ruins [compact Disc]

A Novel

By Jess Walter, 1965-

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 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 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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9780062268365


Format: Audio Books
Author: Walter, Jess, 1965-
Summary: 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 studios back lot, searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.
Title: Beautiful ruins [compact disc] : a novel / Jess Walter.
Publisher Date: [New York] : HarperAudio, p2012.
Subject: Hotelkeepers -- Italy -- Fiction. Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction Americans -- Italy -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780062268365
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Walter
Oclc: 813938355
Upc: 9780062268365
Bib Id: 414852

Format: Audio Books
Author: Walter, Jess, 1965-
Summary: 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 studios back lot, searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.
Title: Beautiful ruins [compact disc] : a novel / Jess Walter.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : HarperAudio, p2012.
Description: 10 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Hotelkeepers -- Italy -- Fiction.
Subjects: Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction
Subjects: Americans -- Italy -- Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Ballerini, Edoardo, 1970-
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 13:00:00.
Notes: Read by Edoardo Ballerini.
ISBN: 9780062268365
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Walter
Medium: [compact disc] :