ˇ Silk ˇ
by Alessandro Baricco
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translated by Ann Goldstein
Fiction paperback | ISBN: 978-1-921145-48-3 | RRP: $19.95 | 104 pp
1861 French silkworm merchant Herve Joncour travels to Japan. He
strikes a business deal with a local baron there and is utterly
by the man's concubine, a girl who does not have oriental eyes. An unlikely love blossoms between them, a love that is only strengthened over time.
Subtle, tender and surprising, Silk is
an entrancing tale of erotic possession and how the heart charts its
Fall in love once again with this modern masterpiece in a beautiful new translation by Ann Goldstein.
'Deeply moving...A delicately crafted love story and an anatomy of desire.'
'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
'A heart-breaking love story told in the form of a classic fable...A literary gem of bewitching power.' Sunday Times
'Silk is the perfect pick-up book...A book of startling images and ideas.' Observer
Alessandro Baricco is one of the most popular and respected novelists in Italy.
Silk is being made into a feature film, starring Keira Knightley, Michael Pitt and Koji Yakusho and will be released in 2007.
Publication/Embargo date: 8 January 2007
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• Silk - The Text Publishing Company Swann House Melbourne Austalia Fiction paperback | ISBN: 978-1-921145-48-3 | RRP: $19.95 | 104 pp dd. 8-01-2007
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• Vintage Press • General & literary fiction
Publication date: 03/04/2003 • 112 pages • 198x130mm • ISBN: 0099448831 •
a novel by Alessandro Baricco
France, 1861. When an epidemic threatens to wipe out the silk trade in France, Herve Joncour, a young silk breeder, has to travel overland to distant Japan, out of bounds to foreigners, to smuggle out healthy silkworms. In the course of his secret negotiations with the local baron, Joncour's attention is arrested by the man's concubine, a girl who does not have oriental eyes. Although they are unable to exchange so much as a word, love blossoms between them, a love that is conveyed in a number of recondite messages. How their secret affair develops is told in this remarkable love story. As haunting as a strain of passionate music, Silk is an enchantment, an exquisite narrative and a stylistic tour de force.
Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in 1958. He is the author of two previous novels, Castelli di rabbia, which won the Prix Médicis and the Campiello prize, and Oceano mare, which won the Viareggio and Palazzo del Bosco prizes. He has also written works in the field of musicology. He is highly regarded in Italy for his television programmes, on opera and literature. Silk, which became and immediate bestseller in Italy, has been published in sixteen languages - including Japanese.
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