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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.

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Highly romantic and breathtakingly lyrical * * New York Times Book Review * *
Compelling, profound and sharply funny -- Stephanie Merritt * * Observer * *
Baricco has produced a beguilingly unusual beach book * * The Times * *
Baricco has produced a work of miraculously spun sugar, at which many people will gasp in admiration * * Spectator * *
This is a novel driven by the pleasure of narrative. Unburdened by a single perspective, the writing is ethereal * * Telegraph * *
Baricco is an exemplary storyteller . . . [he] shows a Bertolucci-like, chair-hopping, gesticulating sense of sheer joy, that turns this tragic tale into a bittersweet tragi-comedy * * Time Out * *
Extraordinary * * Independent * *

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