The Gentleman From Peru: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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The Gentleman From Peru: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages
Published: 04/04/2024
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The master of evocative and sensual fiction delivers a heat-hazed paean to love and longing set on the Amalfi Coast, as a group of college friends invite an elegant, white-bearded stranger to lunch.

Signed Edition - a Standard Edition is also available

'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: 256 g
Dimensions: 205 x 140 x 15 mm
Edition: Main

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“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. A group of eight Americans in their late twenties are stranded... More

Hardback edition
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“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 and was pleasantly surprised. It was a refreshing concept,... More

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Phill - Waterstones Bookseller

“Pleasing, if a bit curious”

Aciman’s writing oozes such class, has such a smart grip on the reader from the first instance, and the delivery of the story is quite beautiful. It didn’t, however, manage to deliver on what the early parts of the... More

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