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Eco, Umberto | Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, The | First Edition Copy
Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, The | Eco, Umberto | First Edition Book


 
THE MYSTERIOUS FLAME OF QUEEN LOANA by Umberto Eco
FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER BOOK


First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover. 2005 NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 9780151011407
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MYSTERIOUS FLAME OF QUEEN LOANA, THE by Umberto Eco - FIRST EDITION BOOK

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Yambo, a sixtyish rare-book dealer who lives in Milan, has suffered a loss of memory-he can remember the plot of every book he has ever read, every line of poetry, but he no longer knows his own name, doesn't recognize his wife or his daughters, and remembers nothing about his parents or his childhood. In an effort to retrieve his past, he withdraws to the family home somewhere in the hills between Milan and Turin.There, in the sprawling attic, he searches through boxes of old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and adolescent diaries. And so Yambo relives the story of his generation: Mussolini, Catholic education and guilt, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, Fred Astaire. His memories run wild, and the life racing before his eyes takes the form of a graphic novel. Yambo struggles through the frames to capture one simple, innocent image: that of his first love.

A fascinating, abundant new novel-wide-ranging, nostalgic, funny, full of heart-from the incomparable Eco.

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