Everything Beautiful Began After: A Novel by Simon Van BooyEverything Beautiful Began After: A Novel by Simon Van Booy

Everything Beautiful Began After: A Novel

bySimon Van Booy

Paperback | July 5, 2011

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“Apowerful meditation on the undying nature of love and the often cruel beauty ofone’s own fate. This is a novel you simply must read!” —Andre Dubus III, New York Times bestselling author of Townie

FromSimon Van Booy, the award-winning author of LoveBegins in Winter and The Secret Lives of People in Love, comesa debut novel of longing and discovery amidst the ruins of Athens. Withechoes of Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love and CharlesBaxter’s The Feast of Love, Van Booy’sresonant tale of threeisolated, disaffected adults discovering one another in Greece is thecompelling product of an inquisitive, visionary talent. In the words of RobertOlen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a StrangeMountain, “Simon Van Booy knows a great deal about the complex longings of thehuman heart.”

Simon Van Booy is the author of two novels and two collections of short stories, includingThe Secret Lives of People in LoveandLove Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He is the editor of three philosophy books and has written forThe New York Times,The Guardian, NPR, and the BBC. His work has...
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Title:Everything Beautiful Began After: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:July 5, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061661481

ISBN - 13:9780061661488

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Everything Beautiful Began After both creates and satisfies a feeling of wanderlust. Van Booy’s confident prose carries the reader over oceans and back again, into archaeological digs and airport hotels, and the romance at the center of the book stays vivid long after the story is through.”