The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy

The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy

by Rachel Cusk
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The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy by Rachel Cusk

A vivid and elegant account of a family's season abroad by one of our finest contemporary authors

Casting off a northern winter and an orderly life, a family decides to sell everything and go to Italy to search for art and its meanings, for freedom from routine, for a different path into the future. The award-winning writer Rachel Cusk describes a three-month journey around the Italy of Raphael and rented villas, of the Piero della Francesca trail and the tourist furnace of Amalfi, of soccer and the simple glories of pasta and gelato. With her husband and two children, Cusk uncovers the mystery of a foreign language, the perils and pleasures of unbelonging, and the startling thrill of discovery -- at once historic and intimate.

Both sharp and humane in its exploration of the desire to travel and to escape, of art and its inspirations, of beauty and ugliness, and of the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, The Last Supper is an astonishing memoir.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312429652
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 682,946
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rachel Cusk is the author of the memoirs A Life’s Work and The Last Supper (FSG, 2009), and the novels Saving Agnes, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award; The Temporary; The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award; The Lucky Ones; In the Fold; Arlington Park (FSG, 2007); The Bradshaw Variations (FSG, 2010); and Outline (FSG, 2015). She was chosen as one of Granta’s 2003 Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in Brighton, England.

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The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
uffa More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it!!! Real and elegantly written . Not only a pleasant story but lots of art + history. Read this book on a cold winter day , it will warm you up
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