Silk (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
160
Utgivningsdatum
2019-08-01
Upplaga
Main - Canons
Förlag
Canongate Canons
Översättare
Ann Goldstein
Originalspråk
Italian
Dimensioner
129 x 198 x 10 mm
Vikt
106 g
ISBN
9781786896421
Silk (häftad)

Silk

A Story of War

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In 1861 French silkworm merchant Herve Joncour travels to Japan, where he encounters the mysterious Hara Kei. He develops a painful longing for Kei's beautiful concubine - but they cannot touch; they don't even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But the moment he does, Joncour is enslaved. Subtle, tender and surprising, Silk is an evocative tale of erotic possession.
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Mesmerising and starkly beautiful * * Observer * * A heart-breaking love story told in the form of a classic fable . . . A stylistic tour de force, a literary gem of bewitching power * * Sunday Times * * Deeply moving . . . A delicately crafted love story and an anatomy of desire * * Guardian * * An intensely powerful and perceptive drama of the deepest human desires . . . One of the most astonishing and moving novels I have ever read * * Daily Telegraph * * Haunting and delicately erotic * * Mail on Sunday * *

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Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in 1958. He is the author of thirteen novels, as well as a number of essay and short story collections, a modern rendition of The Iliad and a theatrical monologue. He has won the Prix Medicis Etranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio and Palazzo al Bosco prizes in Italy. Ann Goldstein is a frequent translator from the Italian. She has translated works by, among others, Elena Ferrante, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alessandro Baricco, Erri De Luca and Roberto Calasso.