The story of two 19th-century visionaries. A small-town glassmaker is commissioned to make the glass for the Crystal Palace by a Parisian architect. They are joined by an extravagant inventor and a steam locomotive in a tale of angry visions, confused emotions and ambition.
From one of Italy's most brilliant and most inventive writers comes the story of two visionaries of the mid-nineteenth century. Mr Rail is a small-town entrepreneur and glass-maker, and Hector Horeau is the Parisian architect who commissions him to make the glass for the Crystal Palace. They are joined by the extravagant inventor, Pekisch, and Elisabeth, a steam locomotive racing along on a railway to nowhere. Theirs is a Kafkaesque tale of angry visions, confused emotions and fantastic ambitions.
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Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in 1958 where he still lives today. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels SILK, OCEAN SEA and CITY.
Lands of Glass by Alessandro Baricco
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