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We are in the new Europe, where political freedom moves in concert with the play of human desire. We are listening to the voices of a blind Greek peddler, of Gino, and of Gino's fiancee, Ninon. We follow Ninon's mother in Bratislava, and her father in the South of France, as they begin their separate journeys to the Italian coastal village where Ninon and Gino will wed. And through their journeys, Ninon's story unfolds: how her parents met, the events of her childhood, her first romance, how she fell in love with Gino, then rejected Gino's love, and how she was finally won over by him to marriage. On her wedding day Ninon will kick off her shoes and dance forever with Gino as the band strikes up Last Friday Drives Monday Crazy. This is the story of a wedding such as could only take place at the end of our century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679767770
ISBN-10: 0679767770
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 14mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. Berger

John Berger was born in London in 1926. He is well known for his novels and stories as well as for his works of nonfiction, including several volumes of art criticism. His first novel, A Painter of Our Time, was published in 1958, and since then his books have included Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, and the novel G., which won the Booker Prize in 1972. In 1962 he left Britain permanently, and lived in a small village in the French Alps. He died in 2017.

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