Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship, genius and its discontents, and the redemptive power of narrative.
Somewhere in America lives a brilliant boy named Gould, an intellectual guided missile aimed at the Nobel Prize. His only companions are an imaginary giant and an imaginary mute. Improbably
Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in 1958. The author of three previous novels, he has won the Prix Medicis etranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio, and Palazzo del Bosco prizes in Italy. His third novel, Silk," "became an immediate best-seller in Italy and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. It is the basis of a forthcoming opera by Andre Previn and a film to be produced by Miramax.