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Beautiful ruins [electronic resource]. Jess Walter.

Walter, Jess. (Author). Ballerini, Edoardo. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062201621 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (14 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2012.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini.
Summary, etc.: 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...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 363556 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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