Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 469 p. Contains: Illustrations.
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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.