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In the streets of an ordinary Italian town, the people go about their everyday lives. In an old apartment block above them, a young man pores over photographs and plans, dedicated to his life's most important project. Day by day, an imagination, he is rehearsing for his greatest performance. Yet when his moment comes, nothing could have prepared him for what happens. . .

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  • Paperback

    9780099273851

    February 5, 1999

    Vintage

    224 pages

    RRP $19.99

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