The Gentleman From Peru

The Gentleman From Peru

Hardback Published on: 04/04/2024
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Synopsis

'We spend more time than we know trying to go back. We call it fantasising, we call it dreaming. . . but we're all crawling back, each in his or her own way.' A group of college friends find themselves marooned at a luxurious hotel on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. While their boat is being repaired, they can't help but observe the daily routine of a fellow hotel guest - a mysterious, white-bearded stranger who sits on the veranda each night and smokes one cigarette, sometimes two. When the group decides to invite the elegant traveller to lunch with them, they cannot begin to imagine the miraculous abilities, strange wisdom, and a life-changing story he is about to impart to one of the friends in particular. Deeply atmospheric and sensual, The Gentleman From Peru weaves achingly poignant insight into a story of regret, fate and epic love.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571385119
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 256g
  • Dimensions: 205 x 140 x 15 mm

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The Gentleman From Peru
Lovely gem
I often enjoy novellas because it takes a lot of skill to deliver a good story in a short time. I wasn't sure where this would go after reading the blurb a... READ MORE
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The Gentleman From Peru
An entrancing read.
The Gentleman From Peru is a novella by Egyptian-born American memoirist, essayist, novelist, and scholar of seventeenth-century literature, André Aciman. ... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent