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Enchantment

Enchantment (Paperback)

By Grossi, Pietro
Translated by Curtis, Howard
Designed by Skeats, Clare

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A village in the Tuscan hills, a summer of sun and chirping cicadas, and three boys who are utterly different but bound to each other in friendship: Jacopo, the narrator, bored son of a bourgeois family; Greg, the only heir of his father's enormous wealth; and Biagio, as poor, fr...ee and strange as Huckleberry Finn. In the course of that summer, an ancient motorbike they restore and a stretch of previously broken road that has magically turned into gleaming asphalt overnight, signal the beginning of an adventure that will take all three of them far away. A few months later, Biagio begins his eccentric career as a champion motorbike racer; Jacopo, after finding a mysterious postcard in a textbook, wins a scholarship that allows him to grapple with the mysteries and challenges of Physics at a British university; Greg, meanwhile, disappears into a luminous cloud of high finance. Yet despite being thousands of miles apart, the three have never been closer in spirit - as they discover sex and love, that most potent of magnets and most inestimable mystery, which has more to do with the universe than with the world . But is it destiny or a more earthly force that is determining the course of their lives?
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ISBN 9781908968166
Released NZ 1 Jul 2013
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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Language English (translated from: Italian)
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ISBN-13 9781908968166
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Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Pushkin Press
Released 1 Jul 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from Italian
Author(s) By Grossi, Pietro
Translated by Curtis, Howard
Designed by Skeats, Clare
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 853.92
Weight 277g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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