Jess Walter's Novel Beautiful Ruins

Monday, June 18, 2012

Jess Walter talks about his new novel, Beautiful Ruins. The story begins in Italy in 1962 and spans 50 years, delving into the tangled lives of a dozen characters: a dying actress, a starstruck Italian innkeeper, a movie producer and his idealistic young assistant, the army veteran turned fledgling novelist, and the actor Richard Burton.

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