From the writer of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum.

Yambo, a rare book dealer, has suffered a bizarre form of memory loss. He can remember every book he has ever read but nothing about his own life. In an effort to retrieve his past, he withdraws to his old family home and searches through the boxes of old newpapers, comics, records, photo albums and diaries kept in the attic. And so Yambo relives his youth: Mussolini, Catholic education, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, Fred Astaire. His memories run wild, and life racing before his eyes takes the form of a graphic novel. He strugggles through the frames to capture one simple, innocent image, that of his first love.

Philosophy dressed as fiction this novel is “a beautiful evocation of a difficult period of Italian history, full of the flair and erudition for which we love Eco” – Metro

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