Jonathan Buckley
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A widely-praised author weaves a narrative of art, history and human relationships under the Tuscan sun.

The small Tuscan town of Castelluccio is preparing for its annual festival, a spectacular pageant in which a leading role will be taken by the self-exiled English painter Gideon Westfall. A man proudly out of step with modernity, Westfall is regarded by some as a maestro, but in Castelluccio - as in the wider art world - he has his enemies, and his niece -just arrived from England - is no great admirer either. And a local girl is missing, a disappearance that seems to implicate the artist.

But the life and art of Gideon Westfall form just one strand of Nostalgia, a novel that teems with incidents and characters, from religious visionaries to folk heroes. Constantly shifting between the panoramic and the intimate, between the past and the present, Nostalgia is a fiction into which are woven the kaleidoscopic narratives of art, architecture, history, legend and much more.

Author bio:

Jonathan Buckley is the highly praised author of Contact, Telescope and So He Takes the Dog. Nostalgia is his eighth novel. He lives in Hove.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781908745316
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Sort of
Pub Date: March 2013
Page Extent: 480
Format: Book
Age: 0 - 0
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Subject: Popular fiction