Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 2005.
A handsome first English language edition, first printing (published three days before the UK edition but after the original Italian edition). Russet colored boards with gilt lettering in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock. Contursi A053e.
Yambo, a rare-book dealer in Milan, suffered a loss of memory. While he can remember the plot of every book he has ever read, 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 searches through boxes of old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and adolescent diaries to relive the story of his generation: Mussolini, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, Fred Astaire; [vi], 469,  pages.