Silk. Alessandro Baricco, Author, Guido Waldman, Translator HarperCollins Publishers $15 (96p) ISBN I first read Alessandro Baricco’s Silk in , in its English translation by Guido Waldman. The book — a tale of travel, passion and mysterious. The year is Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him.

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Dec 10, Pages. The year is Then circumstances compel him to travel barifco, beyond the edge of the known, to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: There Joncour meets a woman.

They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But in the moment he does, Joncour is possessed.

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From the Trade Paperback edition. Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in and still makes his home there.

It seems as guileless as a folk tale but propels a reader with real force. A stylistic tour de force [and] a literary gem of bewitching power. Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Category: Literary Fiction Historical Fiction.

Also in Vintage International. About Alessandro Baricco Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in and still makes his home there.

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