The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy

April 27, 2010|
The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy by Rachel Cusk
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A vivid and elegant account of a family's season abroad by one of our finest contemporary authors

Casting off a northern winter and an orderly life, a family decides to sell everything and go to Italy to search for art and its meanings, for freedom from routine, for a different path into the future. The award-winning writer Rachel Cusk describes a three-month journey around the Italy of Raphael and rented villas, of the Piero della Francesca trail and the tourist furnace of Amalfi, of soccer and the simple glories of pasta and gelato. With her husband and two children, Cusk uncovers the mystery of a foreign language, the perils and pleasures of unbelonging, and the startling thrill of discovery -- at once historic and intimate.

Both sharp and humane in its exploration of the desire to travel and to escape, of art and its inspirations, of beauty and ugliness, and of the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, The Last Supper is an astonishing memoir.

Title:The Last Supper: A Summer in ItalyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.57 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.57 inPublished:27 avril 2010Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312429657

ISBN - 13:9780312429652

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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