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Alessandro Baricco
Alessandro Baricco

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  • About this Author
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Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in 1958 and still makes his home there. The author of four previous novels, he has won the Prix Médicis Étranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio, and Palazzo al Bosco prizes in Italy.

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City

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $13.00

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... Read more >
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City

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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An Iliad

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $14.00

A bold re-imagining of our civilization’s greatest tale of war, from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Silk.

In An Iliad, Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of twenty-one Homeric characters, in the narrative idiom of our modern imagination. From the return of Chryseis to the burial of... Read more >
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An Iliad

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $9.99

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Ocean Sea

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 27, 2000
Price: $15.95

"Exotic...erotic... Ocean Sea is highly romantic and breathtakingly lyrical."—The New York Times Book Review

With Silk, his first novel to appear in English, Alessandro Baricco immediately proved himself to be a magical storyteller. With Ocean Sea, he has been acclaimed as the successor to Italo Calvino, and a major voice in modern... Read more >

Silk (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Alessandro Baricco
Translated by Ann Goldstein


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $9.99

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Silk (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Alessandro Baricco
Translated by Ann Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $14.00

This startling, sensual, hypnotically compelling novel tells a story of adventure, passion, and a love so powerful that it unhinges a man's life. In 1861 French silkworm merchant Hervé Joncour is compelled to travel to Japan, where, in the court of an enigmatic nobleman, he meets a woman. They do not... Read more >
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Without Blood

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $12.95

An unforgettable fable about the brutality of war – and one girl's quest for revenge and healing, from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Silk.

When – in an unnamed place and time – Manuel Roca's enemies hunt him down to kill him, they fail to discover Nina, his youngest child... Read more >
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Without Blood

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $9.99

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