Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Audiobook by Edoardo Ballerini
Dee Moray went to Porto Vergogna on the Italian coast, convinced that she was diagnosed cancer. Pasquale fell in love with this beautiful, dying American actor. Then it turned out that Dee Moray was just pregnant and the father of the baby is Richard Burton whose love affairs with Elizabeth Taylor saved the film “Cleopatra”. Dee Moray returned to the States, had the baby, and became an Italian teacher. Two timelines runs by in this novel, now and in 1962. Even minor-parts have identifiable personality，like the one who knows people and always says that ” we want what we want” to declare lust in humanity.