PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Translator: Graham Anderson Cover design: Marie Lane
A young man plunges into student life, in flight from an overbearing father, in search of an identity of his own making. He is like everyone else in his quest for a future he cannot yet understand. His experiences, often comic, always innocently human, are an exploration of the concept of boundaries. But in choosing to study in Trieste, a city of many-layered histories and ethnicities, a city of brilliant sunshine and ferocious gales, he finds that life, and love, throw him more questions than answers.
It is a tale of Everyman, but more than that: in the hands of Diego Marani, author of the celebrated New Finnish Grammar, this wry and affecting novel leads the reader on a nostalgic and thought-provoking journey made wholly individual by its evocation of place – the celestial city of Trieste.
‘I did not think that one could weep for a city. But at that time I did not know that cities are women, one can fall in love with them and never forget them.’
No. of pages: 204
Publication date: 01.08.2023
Re-print date: 01.08.2023
978 1 915568 229