Quiet Chaos by Sandro Veronesi
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The winner of the Strega Prize, Italy’s top literary award, and the basis of an internationally acclaimed motion picture, Quiet Chaos is now available in America. Author Sandro Veronesi, whose work has been glowingly compared to the novels of Ian McEwan and Martin Amis, dazzles with this powerfully compelling, often darkly funny story of a television producer whose world is misshapen by ironic tragedy. An unforgettable contemporary fable about stepping out of life after it cruelly turns everything upside-down, and finding a resolution to the unsolvable problem of loss in the beauty and strangeness of the everyday, Quiet Chaos is another literary wonder from the author of The Force of the Past.

About Sandro Veronesi

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Sandro Veronesi was born in Prato, Italy, in 1959. The Force of the Past, is his first to be published in America. He lives in Rome, Italy.
Published April 12, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 435 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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On her first day of school, he promises to wait in his car until the end of her day, and this day-long wait becomes a months-long vigil as Pietro tamps down the “quiet chaos” of his emotions.

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Publishers Weekly

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In Veronesi's absorbing second novel translated into English (after The Force of the Past), Italian television executive Pietro Paladini saves a woman from drowning at the exact moment his wife, Lara, suddenly dies.

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The Wall Street Journal

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Remarkably, Mr. Veronesi sustains the opening scene's excitement as he stirs a psychological ferment from almost no action—a condition that Pietro calls "frenzied stasis."

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The Sydney Morning Herald

QUIET chaos is the state in which Pietro Paladini finds himself after the sudden death of his wife, Lara.

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