Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
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Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
By Umberto Eco

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

An Illustrated Novel

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Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco

Book Description

In this fascinating, abundant new novel from the incomparable Eco, Yambo, a rare-book dealer, has suffered a bizarre form of memory loss. He can remember every book he ever read but nothing about his own life. In an effort to retrieve his past, he withdraws into his old family home and searches through boxes of old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums and diaries kept in the attic. And so Yambo relives his youth: Mussolini, Catholic education, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, Fred Astaire. His memories run wild, and life racing before his eyes takes the form of a graphic novel. Yambo struggles through the flames to capture one simple, innocent image, that of his first love.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099481379
ISBN-10: 0099481375
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (1932-2016) wrote fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, The Prague Cemetery and Numero Zero along with many brilliant collections of essays.

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