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The Last Supper: a summer in Italy

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
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Casting off a northern winter and an orderly life, a family decides to sell everything and go to Italy to search for art and its meanings, for freedom from routine, for a different path into the future. The award-winning writer Rachel Cusk describes a three-month journey around the Italy of Raphael and rented villas, of the Piero della Francesca trail and the tourist furnace of Amalfi, of soccer and the simple glories of pasta and gelato.With her husband and two children, Cusk uncovers the mystery of a foreign language, the perils and pleasures of unbelonging, and the startling thrill of discovery—at once historic and intimate. Both sharp and humane in its exploration of the desire to travel and to escape, of art and its inspirations, of beauty and ugliness, and of the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, The Last Supper is an astonishing memoir.

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9780374184032
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table_of_contents Self-portrait, with dinosaurs -- French nights -- Italian in three months -- The pregnant Madonna -- The castle -- I am nothing, I am everything -- A game of tennis -- Gianfranco's store -- The veiled lady -- Volcanos and thieves -- Roman tales -- In the woods -- The Last Supper.
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