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A finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Jess Walter infuses his tightly plotted novels with a unique brand of mordant humor that has earned him a loyal and growing fan base. His sixth novel, Beautiful Ruins chronicles an unlikely romance that begins in 1962 along the Italian coast. The love affair wanes, only to be rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later.''Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.''- Richard Russo

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Unabridged
Street Date:
06/12/2012
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Jess Walter. (2012). Beautiful Ruins. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Jess Walter. 2012. Beautiful Ruins. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins. Recorded Books, Inc, 2012.

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Jess Walter. Beautiful Ruins. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2012.

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        Edgar Award–winning author Walter's well-constructed, bittersweet romance begins in April 1962, when a young innkeeper, Pasquale Tursi, puts up the "ethereal" American actress Dee Moray, who has arrived supposedly sick with stomach cancer at the remote Italian port of Vergogna. She has come from the extravagant Rome location of Cleopatra along with the philandering, tempestuous co-stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (Walter's title is taken from a description of Burton at 54). Pasquale soon discovers that 20th Century–Fox's chief troubleshooter, the young Michael Deane, has in fact whisked Dee, pregnant with the married Burton's child, away from the public eye to avoid scandal. Predictably, Pasquale falls in love with the beleaguered, vulnerable Dee, who is under pressure from Deane and the studio to get a discrete abortion in Switzerland. Fifty years later, the elderly Pasquale shows up on a Hollywood back lot looking for information about Dee's present whereabouts, much to the consternation of Deane, now a largely washed-up figure. The twisty narrative rolls on to show what actually became of Dee and her son, Pat Bender, a middle-aged, small-time performer. The Hollywood glitterati, led by the duplicitous Deane, come off looking thoroughly jaded and shallow compared to the stately, chivalrous Pasquale in Walter's (Citizen Vince) quirky and entertaining tale of greed, treachery, and love. Agent: Warren Frazier, John Hawkins & Associates.

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