The US debut of one of Italy's great contemporary storytellers: The photographer Hans Heumann travels to southern Italy in search of the light that has long attracted artists. There he meets Giorgio Bellusci, who dreams of rebuilding the south's most famous inn. The dark secret behind Giorgio's obsession will change the course of both men's lives.
The first of Carmine Abate's novels to appear in English and winner of the Fenice-Europa Prize for fiction, this is a touching journey that takes readers to the storied heart of Italy and accompanies them on an exploration into the meaning of memory.
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The process of Florian’s maturing is linked to his gradual discovery of his family’s history and secrets, including a journey taken in 1835 (the year of a “great earthquake”) by Alexandre Dumas and his traveling companion, the artist Jadin, which included a stayover at the Fondaco, then run by Gi...| Read Full Review of Between Two Seas