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Silk
Silk | Alessandro Baricco
7 posts | 22 read | 32 to read
In 1861 French silkworm merchant Herve Joncour travels to Japan. He strikes a business deal with a local baron there and is utterly bewitched by the man's concubine, a girl who does not have oriental eyes. An unlikely love blossoms between them, a love that is only strengthened over time. Subtle, tender and surprising, Silk is an entrancing tale of erotic possession and how the heart charts its own course. An international bestseller, Silk has been translated into twenty-seven languages and is the basis of an opera by Andre Previn and a major motion picture. Fall in love once again with this modern masterpiece in a beautiful new translation by Ann Goldstein. 'Deeply moving...A delicately crafted love story and an anatomy of desire.' Guardian
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Nute
Silk | Alessandro Baricco
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#GratefulReads - Under 250 Pages: Sometimes you forget a book. It hangs out in the back of a bookshelf or underneath a stack of much larger books or at the bottom of a bag of books until something (a photo prompt) sends you in its direction. When you pick it up you say softly, ‘Oh, I remember you. You were a quiet little novel with blushing lyrical prose told on 1-2 page length chapters. I thought you were beautiful & I vowed never to forget you!‘

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗awwww!!! 4w
Nute ☝🏽Highly recommended for its simplicity, quietude and mesmerizing power! Oh, page count at 132 pages. (edited) 4w
BookNAround I love this book. I‘ve made no fewer than 6 book clubs read it (we moved a lot and I made each new one I joined read it when it was my pick). 4w
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OriginalCyn620 You convinced me...stacked! 4w
Cathythoughts Beautiful post 👍🏻❤️ 4w
Nute @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!💕 3w
Nute @BookNAround So happy to read your comment, because I never hear a lot about this book. I think that it is such an incredibly beautiful story and it deserves a wider readership. Obviously you‘re doing your part to spread the word.🤗 I think that I will do a similar thing - suggesting it in whatever reading platforms I find myself a part of!🙂 3w
Nute @OriginalCyn620 Right on! 3w
Nute @Cathythoughts That simple comment means SO MUCH! Thank you!💕 3w
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ErinSueMreads
Silk | Alessandro Baricco
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Enjoying a bit of peace for the first time in two weeks. Thank you to everyone for your kind words and encouragement the last few days.

Scochrane26 That‘s a pretty book cover. 3mo
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ephemeralwaltz
Silk | Alessandro Baricco
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What a wonderfully lyrical little novel! A very short but adventurous love story set in the midst of the Japanese-European silk trade of the 19th century. Written in single-page-long chapters with an unexpected twist at the end!

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Dulcinella Lovely book! I like his writings a lot! 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Dulcinella I'll have to read more! Which do you recommend? 2y
Dulcinella Ocean‘s sea and mr. Gwyn. Some of the best haven‘t been translated in English 2y
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ephemeralwaltz @Dulcinella I'll check what's been translated into Spanish! I'm guessing more than English. Thanks! 2y
Dulcinella I loved mosst: three times at dawn and a certain idea.. ( just guessing the title:-)) 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Dulcinella awesome! Thank you so much! 2y
kgriffith Sold! That was a solid rec 😊 2y
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Litsi
Silk | Alessandro Baricco
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This 90 page international best seller is an historical novel about the silk trade in 19th C Japan & France, but is also an adventure novel & a love story & a fable & a prose poem. After deep thought I connected repeated scenes of rain with repeated travel itineraries. And it was awesome. It's that kind of book. I'm sure I missed much of it. Some readers will feel fireworks & others will feel but a few wondrous "poofs". It's my "Ratatouille" book.

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RealLifeReading
Silk | Alessandro Baricco
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#jubilantjuly day 14: #setinfrance
I recently borrowed this book is set in France - it is written by an Italian writer and translated from the Italian. It tells the story of a silkworm merchant who travels to Japan

AThousandLives87 I loved this book!!! 2y
MariaW I've read the italian original and the whole book felt like silk. It's written so light. The movie was okay. 2y
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BookishMarginalia
Silk (Movie Tie-in Edition) | Alessandro Baricco
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Snack time after subbing in middle school 😱😜

BookNAround I adored this book. 3y
Wife I just picked this up from my library sale. Didn't realize that there is a movie. Has anyone seen it? 3y
MrBook 😁👏🏻 3y
jlondon1963 I read this in hardcover when it first came out and reread last year. Loved this story did not realize a movie was made. 3y
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PacingTheCage
Silk (Movie Tie-in Edition) | Alessandro Baricco
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No idea how this was recommended but it's here, and I'll see how it goes.