City

City by Alessandro Baricco

Title: City
Author: Alessandro Baricco
ISBN10: 0375725482
ISBN13: 978-0375725487
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (June 17, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size PDF: 1372 kb
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Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 422
Pages: 336 pages
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The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship, genius and its discontents, and the redemptive power of narrative. Somewhere in America lives a brilliant boy named Gould, an intellectual guided missile aimed at the Nobel Prize. His only companions are an imaginary giant and an imaginary mute. Improbably—and yet with impeccable logic--he falls into the care of Shatzy Shell, a young woman whose life up till that point has been equally devoid of human connection . Theirs is a relationship of stories and of stories within stories: of Gould’s evolving saga of an underdog boxer and the violent Western that Shatzy has been dictating into a tape recorder since the age of six. Out of these stories, Alessandro Baricco creates a masterpiece of metaphysical pulp fiction that recalls both Scheherazade and Italo Calvino. By turns exhilarating and deeply moving, City is irresistible.