The Young Bride

Alessandro Baricco (Author) Ann Goldstein (Translator)
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Description

A young woman enters a fantastically strange family in this "luminous and alarming lesson on desire" by the international-bestselling author (La Stampa, Italy).

A young woman is promised to the scion of a noble family. While her betrothed is away traveling, she is sent to the family's villa to make her marriage preparations. There, the woman discovers that her future in-laws fear the coming of night, each and every night, and seem to never sleep. As the days pass, the atmosphere turns increasingly surreal, and the young bride's interactions with the family turn increasingly erotic.
In this "virtuoso literary performance," Alessandro Baricco portrays a cast of mysterious characters who exist outside of the normal rules of causation.
The Young Bride is an adult fable about fate, otherness, and the author's own act of creation (European Literature Network).

"Baricco spins it all together into a work of elegance, eroticism and playful make-believe."--The Wall Street Journal

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Europa Editions
Publish Date
July 19, 2016
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781609453343
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About the Author

Alessandro Baricco, beloved by readers worldwide for his innovative take on magical realism, his atmospheric novels and memorable characters, is one of Italy's bestselling and most critically acclaimed authors. His novels include Silk (Vintage, 1998), An Iliad (Vintage International, 2006), and Mr. Gwyn (McSweeney's, 2014).

Reviews

Praise for "Alessandro Baricco"
"Silk" has the brilliant colors . . . and the enchantment of a miniature. Vividly erotic. "Newsday"
"Silk" is a riveting, lyrical love story, an accomplished historical fiction, a compact, condensed . . . epic about human hearts in crisis.
Alan Cheuse, "All Things Considered
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"Three Times at Dawn" reads like the love child of Virginia Woolf and Haruki Murakami.
Rachel Donadio, "New York Times"
["Mr. Gwyn" s] shifting perspectives and impressive handling of ambiguity make it an entirely beguiling read: a cerebral mystery contained with a tale of artistic struggle.
Tobias Carroll, "Star Tribune"
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"Silk "is a heart-breaking love story . . . A stylistic tour de force [and] a literary gem of bewitching power. "The Sunday Times""
Praise for The Young Bride

"Mr.Baricco spins it all together into a work of elegance, eroticisim and playful make-believe."
--The Wall Street Journal

"This tale of lost innocence is poignantly told, "written" by a self-aware narrator who seamlessly shifts perspectives, giving the impression of being every character as well as the storyteller."
--The New Yorker

"Opaque, fascinating and delicate, a story that will insidiously grow roots in your mind."
--Lovereading (UK)

"A luminous and alarming lesson on desire."
--La Stampa (Italy)

"It is a book about writing: about the relationship between the author's life, his state of mind, his craft and his material...Baricco had a fine old time giving this virtuouso literary performance."
--European Literature Network

Praise for Alessandro Baricco

"Silk has the brilliant colors . . . and the enchantment of a miniature. Vividly erotic."--Newsday

"Silk is a riveting, lyrical love story, an accomplished historical fiction, a compact, condensed . . . epic about human hearts in crisis."
--Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered

"Three Times at Dawn reads like the love child of Virginia Woolf and Haruki Murakami."
--Rachel Donadio, New York Times

"[Mr. Gwyn's] shifting perspectives and impressive handling of ambiguity make it an entirely beguiling read: a cerebral mystery contained with a tale of artistic struggle."
--Tobias Carroll, Star Tribune

"Silk is a heart-breaking love story . . . A stylistic tour de force [and] a literary gem of bewitching power."--The Sunday Times