The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
by Umberto Eco; Geoffrey Brock [Translator]
- very good
More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question
Payment Methods Accepted
About This Item
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.
Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!
(Log-in or create an account first!)
- Your Online Bookstore (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
- Umberto Eco; Geoffrey Brock [Translator]
- Book condition
- Used - Very Good
- Quantity available
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- Place of Publication
- Date published
Terms of Sale
Your Online Bookstore
We provide a 30 day return guarantee, with full refund including shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives damaged or not as it was described in the listing.