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The Resource Something great and beautiful : a novel of love, Wall Street, and focaccia, Enrico Pellegrini

Something great and beautiful : a novel of love, Wall Street, and focaccia, Enrico Pellegrini

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Something great and beautiful : a novel of love, Wall Street, and focaccia
Title
Something great and beautiful
Title remainder
a novel of love, Wall Street, and focaccia
Statement of responsibility
Enrico Pellegrini
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rosso Fiorentino, a charming loser who dreams of becoming a writer, falls in love with Chloé, a brilliant young woman with a troubled past. They meet in India, where famous Italian novelist the Maestro has decided to spend his last days. They cross paths again in the coastal town of Portofino, and Rosso, following the Maestro's injunction to finally do something worthwhile with his life, enlists the help of his friends, a baker and a champion street seller, to follow Chloé to America and sell focaccia on the streets of New York. While he first struggles to make a living with odd jobs, Chloé, now armed with a law degree from Chicago, gets hired by a top Wall Street firm. Rosso is eventually able to achieve his dream, opening a little bakery in Queens, followed by a second one on Broadway. The business is an instant success. The banks start throwing money at him, and in the blink of an eye the company undergoes the largest IPO in US history. Until the bubble bursts and all gets played out in a New York courtroom. This modern fairy tale about ambition, hubris, and love exposes with scintillating wit the absurdity of the 2008 global meltdown, and foreshadows the future in which we now live"--
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1971-
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Pellegrini, Enrico
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian Americans
  • New York
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
Something great and beautiful : a novel of love, Wall Street, and focaccia, Enrico Pellegrini
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781590519738
Lccn
2018000923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1017607418
Label
Something great and beautiful : a novel of love, Wall Street, and focaccia, Enrico Pellegrini
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781590519738
Lccn
2018000923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1017607418

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