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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: European Schoolbooks Limited (28 April 2005)
  • Language: Italian
  • ISBN-10: 0850483883
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850483888
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 11.4 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,429,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When an epidemic threatens to wipe out the silk trade in France, Hervé Joncour has to travel to Japan to smuggle out healthy silkworms. However, while in Japan he meets the girl of his dreams which sparks an incredible love story.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Olinda Everett on 8 Jan 2003
Format: Paperback
This is as close as a novel can come to a poem. A story of silk threads linking worlds of reality and possibility. A fairy tale poised between the 19th century silk weaving business in the south of France and the mysterious, fabled connections of silk in the orient with wealth, love, power and politics.
Hervé Joncour travels first to North Africa and then to Japan to buy healthy silkworm eggs and bring them back to his native village; in parallel with his business deals, he finds himself caught in a gossamer web of loves and desires that impel him forward into unknown and dangerous territory, both geographically and emotionally, and he is left to interpret what he sees and hears in his own way - and so are we. The eventual unravelling of these mysteries is as puzzling for him as it is unexpected for us. In his mature years he retires into solitude, to ponder his life and adventures, these no longer a riddle to be guarded in secret, but a story to be told and shared.
This book carries the reader along, as if on a quiet country walk; it is mysterious and spellbinding; it is delightful, insightful and compelling; it is full of metaphor and it is also, just a little self-consciously, a work of art.
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Leggero 20 Nov 2012
By Steo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Ciò che piú colpisce il lettore é la leggerezza con cui Baricco affronta e racconta questa storia,molto simile ad una favola. Forse é un po' troppo corto, però ne vale la pena.
Great book 27 Jun 2014
By Evan David - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book, really is an interesting story and great for someone like me who is just starting to learn italian.
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