CUORE NERO

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CUORE NERO
CUORE NERO
$24.50
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Description

The only way to reach Sassaia, a tiny village nestled in the mountains, is a very steep dirt road, hidden among the beech trees. It is from there that one day Emilia appears, red and frizzy hair, thin as a stick, a thirty-year-old teenager with purple combat boots and a fluorescent green jacket. From the house next door, Bruno witnesses her arrival as one witnesses an invasion. That woman has a "foreign" accent and a bunch of bags and suitcases: what is she doing up there, far from the rest of the world? When they finally meet, each with their own solitude, in Emilia's eyes - "devoid of light, like two dead stars" - Bruno senses an abyss similar to hers, but of the opposite sign. Both have known evil: he because he suffered it, she because she committed it - an evil for which she paid the price with many years in prison, but which cannot be repaired. Sassaia is their escape point, the only solution to escape a future in which both have stopped believing. But the future arrives and follows its own laws; whether you are guilty or innocent, victim or executioner, time passes and reveals to us what we all are: infinitely fragile, fatally human. With the love that only great authors know how to dedicate to their characters, Silvia Avallone has written her most mature novel, a story of condemnation and salvation that investigates the darkest and deepest cracks of the soul to fill them with compassion, with life and of light.

Description

The only way to reach Sassaia, a tiny village nestled in the mountains, is a very steep dirt road, hidden among the beech trees. It is from there that one day Emilia appears, red and frizzy hair, thin as a stick, a thirty-year-old teenager with purple combat boots and a fluorescent green jacket. From the house next door, Bruno witnesses her arrival as one witnesses an invasion. That woman has a "foreign" accent and a bunch of bags and suitcases: what is she doing up there, far from the rest of the world? When they finally meet, each with their own solitude, in Emilia's eyes - "devoid of light, like two dead stars" - Bruno senses an abyss similar to hers, but of the opposite sign. Both have known evil: he because he suffered it, she because she committed it - an evil for which she paid the price with many years in prison, but which cannot be repaired. Sassaia is their escape point, the only solution to escape a future in which both have stopped believing. But the future arrives and follows its own laws; whether you are guilty or innocent, victim or executioner, time passes and reveals to us what we all are: infinitely fragile, fatally human. With the love that only great authors know how to dedicate to their characters, Silvia Avallone has written her most mature novel, a story of condemnation and salvation that investigates the darkest and deepest cracks of the soul to fill them with compassion, with life and of light.

ISBN
9788817184601
Publisher
Publication Date
January 22, 2024
Item Condition
New