Silk by Alessandro Baricco

"Silk" is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of a 19th-century French silkworm merchant who travels to Japan for business. During his travels, he becomes enamored with a mysterious woman. His unrequited love for her haunts him for the rest of his life, even as he returns to France and continues his life there. The novel explores themes of love, longing, and the profound impact that brief encounters can have on one's life.

The 1913th greatest book of all time


Published
1996
Nationality
Italian
Type
Fiction
Pages
90-112
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Italian

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