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The Hummingbird

THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE PREMIO STREGA'Long considered one of Italy's leading writers, Sandro Veronesi has dazzled both readers and critics with novels that are not only page-turners but profoundly literary. With his latest novel, The Hummingbird, he has re-written the family saga. Ardent, gripping, and inventive to the core, it has already been hailed a classic'Jhumpa Lahiri'I have known for quite some time that Sandro Veronesi was one of the most skillful and profound Italian storytellers of the past thirty years. But The Hummingbird is the decisive proof of his sensitivity, of his extraordinary strength as a writer'Domenico Starnone, author of Ties (National Book Award finalist)Marco Carrera is 'the hummingbird, ' a man with the almost supernatural ability to stay still as the world around him continues to change.As he navigates the challenges of life - confronting the death of his sister and the absence of his brother, taking care of his parents as they approach the end of their lives, raising his granddaughter when her mother, Marco's own child, can no longer be there for her, coming to terms with his love for the enigmatic Luisa - Marco Carrera comes to represent the quiet heroism that pervades so much of our everyday existence.A thrilling novel about the need to look to the future with hope and live with intensity to the very end.Winner of the Premio StregaBook of the Year for the Corriere della SeraOver 300, 000 copies sold Translated by Elena Pala.

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ISBN 9781474617475
Cover FICTION / Women, Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection, FICTION / Literary, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Single Parent, FICTION / Psychological, FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Fatherhood, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child, FICTION / Coming of Age, FICTION / Epistolary, FICTION / Family Life / Siblings, FICTION / Political, FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Italian, PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child, TRAVEL / Europe / Italy, CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Model Railroading, Fiction in translation, Italy, Model railways, Clairvoyance & precognition, Modern and contemporary fiction, Family life fiction, Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Sprache eng
Verlag Orion
Jahr 2021


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