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Lampedusa

A Novel
Written by: Steven Price
Narrated by: Jonathan Aris
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize

From the number-one nationally best-selling author of By Gaslight, a novel of exquisite emotional force about love and art in the life of one of the great writers, reminiscent of Colm Tóibín's The Master, or Michael Cunningham's The Hours.

In sun-drenched Sicily, among the decadent Italian aristocracy of the late 1950s, Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa, struggles to complete the novel that will be his lasting legacy, The Leopard. With a firm devotion to the historical record, Lampedusa leaps effortlessly into the mind of the writer and inhabits the complicated heart of a man facing down the end of his life, struggling to make something of lasting worth, while there is still time. 

Achingly beautiful and elegantly conceived, Steven Price's new novel is an intensely moving story of one man's awakening to the possibilities of life, intimately woven against the transformative power of a great work of art.

©2019 Steven Price (P)2019 Penguin Random House Canada

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Best book of 2019

Fascinating story of the author behind The Leopard. The narration is gripping and it gives you the urge to rediscover the work itself.

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A Wonderful Analysis of the life of a writer

The beginning of the book was rather boring, however with the given context and the characteristic appeals of the story, characters, and events, the book was heart-wrenching and emotionally full.

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  • 2020-01-23

Wonderful

This book is So Well Done!
It is definitely different than By Gaslight, a book that I also consumed with relish, but different in a good way. The narration was perfect.
Listen to this book and enjoy the journey of memory after memory after memory. Very rich.