This is the first book I've read by this author and I found it particularly poignant. It is essentially a first--person account of the end of a relationship. I know that sounds horribly sad but I promise that it is surprisingly uplifting as well because it's a universal theme that most people can relate to, most of us have had a similar experience at some point in our past and while the memory of loss can be melancholic, the fact that we rise up again is such a contrasting joy. Sometimes, languages lend themselves to certain emotions. Italian is the perfect language to tell this story. I feel like a translated version in English would not be the same just as an Italian is so much more adept at pouring out his heart compared to an Englishman. The culture is to blame for some of this, but the language for the rest. Below is a snapshot of an excerpt from the end of one of the chapters, isn’t it beautiful?
Has anyone else read this book? Let me know if you have any recommended reads of your own, especially in Italian!
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