Erotically charged adult fable from bestselling Italian novelist
The Young Bride is a scintillating and sensual novel about a young woman’s ingress into a fantastically strange family. The hand of the young woman in question has been promised to the scion of a noble family. She is to make her preparations for marriage at the family’s villa, where the inhabitants never seem to sleep. The atmosphere turns surreal as the days pass and her presence on the family estate begins to make itself felt on her future in-laws. Internationally bestselling novelist Alessandro Baricco portrays a cast of mysterious characters whose lives and every act seem to exist beyond the rules of causation as he tells a story about fate and the difficult job of confronting the Other and creating an Us.
PRAISE FOR ALESSANDRO BARICCO’S SILK:
“Deeply moving - A delicately crafted love story and an anatomy of desire.” — The Guardian
“A heart-breaking love story told in the form of a classic fable... A literary gem of bewitching power.” — The Sunday Times
“One of the most astonishing and moving novels I have ever read.” — Daily Telegraph
Compelling, profound and sharply funny.” — Stephanie Merritt, The Observer
“Highly romantic and breathtakingly lyrical.” — New York Times Book Review
“Baricco has produced a beguilingly unusual beach book.” — The Times
“... a wonderful, gripping take on a story that has haunted our culture since it was first told.” — The Times
“You won’t, and can’t put it down.” — The Observer
Alessandro Baricco, loved by readers worldwide for his innovative take on magic realism, his atmospheric novels and memorable characters, is one of Italy’s bestselling and most acclaimed authors. His previous novels have been published in the UK by Canongate and Vintage in the US.