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Alessandro Baricco

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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Without Blood
Written by Alessandro Baricco
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$12.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3478-9 (1-4000-3478-7)

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






Silk (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Alessandro Baricco, Translated by Ann Goldstein
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2007
$14.00/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-27797-8 (0-307-27797-6)

The year is 1861. Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known, to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: Japan.

There Joncour... Read more






An Iliad
Written by Alessandro Baricco
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2007
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27539-4 (0-307-27539-6)

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






City
Written by Alessandro Baricco
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2003
$13.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72548-7 (0-375-72548-2)

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






Ocean Sea
Written by Alessandro Baricco
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2000
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70395-9 (0-375-70395-0)

"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





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