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Author Price, Steven, 1976- author.

Title Lampedusa / Steven Price.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.


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 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC PRICE,S    Available
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Edition First American edition.
Description 325 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary Like Colm Tóibín's The Master or Michael Cunningham's The Hours, a novel about art and writing in the life of one of the greats Set in a sun-drenched Sicily, among the decadent Italian aristocracy of the late 1950s, Steven Price's Lampedusa explores the final years of Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa, as he struggles to complete his only novel, The Leopard. In 1955, Tomasi was diagnosed with advanced emphysema; shortly after, he began work on a novel that would fail to be published before his death four years later. When The Leopard at last appeared, it won Italy's Strega Prize and became the greatest Italian novel of the century. Adhering intensely to the facts of Tomasi's life but moving deep into the mind of the author, Lampedusa inhabits the complicated interior of a man facing down the end of his life and struggling to make something of lasting worth while there is still time.
Subject Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe, 1896-1957 -- Fiction.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Italy -- Fiction.
Authors, Italian -- Fiction.
Terminally ill -- Fiction.
Sicily (Italy)xHistory -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780374212247 (hardcover) $27.00
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