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The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

(2005)
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Yambo, a sixtyish rare-book dealer who lives in Milan, has suffered a loss of memory-he can remember the plot of every book he has ever read, every line of poetry, but 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 withdraws to the family home somewhere in the hills between Milan and Turin.There, in the sprawling attic, he searches through boxes of old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and adolescent diaries. And so Yambo relives the story of his generation: Mussolini, Catholic education and guilt, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, Fred Astaire. His memories run wild, and the life racing before his eyes takes the form of a graphic novel. Yambo struggles through the frames to capture one simple, innocent image: that of his first love.

A fascinating, abundant new novel-wide-ranging, nostalgic, funny, full of heart-from the incomparable Eco.


 
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Hardback Editions

June 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-436-20563-7 / 978-0-436-20563-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-15-101140-0 / 978-0-15-101140-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

June 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-15-603043-8 / 978-0-15-603043-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana: An Illustrated Novel
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-09-948137-5 / 978-0-09-948137-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-436-20589-0 / 978-0-436-20589-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
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Audio Editions

December 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 1-4193-4470-6 / 978-1-4193-4470-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

December 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 1-4193-4468-4 / 978-1-4193-4468-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2005 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Author(s): Umberto Eco
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

July 2005 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Author(s): Umberto Eco
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 1-4193-4389-0 / 978-1-4193-4389-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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