August 28, 2007
5.54 X 8.04 X 0.41 inches | 0.36 pounds
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About the Author
Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in 1958. He is the author of two previous novels, Castelli di rabbia, which won the Prix Médicis in France and the Selezione Campiello prize in Italy, and Ocean-Sea, which won the Viareggio and Palazzo del Bosco prizes. He has also written essays in the field of musicology. Silk became an immediate bestseller in Italy and has been translated into twenty-seven languages.
"Silk has the brilliant colors . . . and the enchantment of a miniature. . . . Vividly erotic." --Newsday"A riveting, lyrical love story, an accomplished historical fiction, a compact, condensed . . . epic about human hearts in crisis." --Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered"A book with language to savor. . . . It seems as guileless as a folk tale but propels a reader with real force." --Denver Post"A heart-breaking love story. . . A stylistic tour de force [and] a literary gem of bewitching power." --The Sunday Times