The Gentleman From Peru

The Gentleman From Peru: Signed Edition

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 04/04/2024
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'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: 9780571390298
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 256g
  • Dimensions: 205 x 140 x 15 mm

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The Gentleman From Peru
Hypnotic …a gentle read with hidden depths
André Aciman came to widespread fame with Call Me By Your Name; a novel of exquisite beauty and tenderness. The Gentleman From Peru is very much a novella ... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
The Gentleman From Peru
Escapism, Italy, Beach walks, and perhaps falling in love
From the author of "Call Me by Your Name" comes a wonderful story of love, loss, and regret. "The Gentleman from Peru" is a poignant reflection on one ma... READ MORE
Amanda J
The Gentleman From Peru
ANDRE ACIMAN – THE GENTLEMAN FROM PERU **** Having read the author’s previous novels, this one comes as a disappointment. Not that it’s badly written or... READ MORE
Charles Coussens
The Gentleman From Peru
Another gem from an entertaining writer
This short story is Andre Aciman at his best. Holds one's attention to the end. Draws the reader into the heart of the story.
Elaine Peach