BEAUTIFUL RUINS

By Jess Walter
Harper PerennialApril 2013
www.harpercollins.com
www.jesswalter.com

Trade Paperback368 pages, $15.99, ISBN: 9780061928178
Subject: Relationships / Love / Travel

From the moment it opens—on a rocky patch of Italian coastline, circa 1962, when a daydreaming young innkeeper looks out over the water and spies a mysterious woman approaching him on a boat—Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, Beautiful Ruins is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising—a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

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