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The Resource Heaven and earth, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel

Heaven and earth, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel

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Heaven and earth
Title
Heaven and earth
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Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
Title variation
Heaven & earth
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "A powerful, epic novel of four friends as they grapple with desire, youth, death, and faith in a sweeping story by the international bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers Every year, after her school in Turin closes for the summer holidays, Teresa follows her father to his childhood home in Puglia and endures weeks of relentless heat and boredom. But everything changes the summer she meets the three boys who live on the farm next door: Nicola; Tommaso; and strange, charismatic Bern-whom Teresa will love for the rest of her life. Raised like brothers, they are almost legendary figures in the community. They don't go to school, but instead live in a kind of commune led by Cesare, a charismatic teacher and father figure who believes in God, reincarnation, and the earth. With him, they share a complex, intimate, and seemingly unassailable bond. But as Teresa will discover as she grows up, things are not always what they seem, and her idyllic summers filled with endless afternoons making love to Bern among the reeds must one day come to an end. No bond is unbreakable, and as each of the boys--now growing into men--struggles to find his place in the world and to identify something that is worth believing in, their friendship will be tested to the breaking point. An unforgettable story of enduring love, the bonds between men, and the all-too-human search for meaning, Heaven and Earth is Paolo Giordano at his best: an author capable of unveiling the depths of the human soul and who has now given us the old-fashioned pleasure of a big, sprawling novel in which to lose oneself"--
  • Every year, after her school in Turin closes for the summer holidays, Teresa follows her father to his childhood home in Puglia and endures weeks of heat and boredom. This summer she meets the three boys who live on the farm next door: Nicola; Tommaso; and charismatic Bern. Raised like brothers, they don't go to school, but instead live in a kind of commune led by Cesare, a teacher and father figure who believes in God, reincarnation, and the earth. But things are not always what they seem, and Teresa's idyllic summers filled with endless afternoons making love to Bern among the reeds come to an end. As the boys grow into men their friendship will be tested to the breaking point. -- adapted from jacket
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10881183
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1982-
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Giordano, Paolo
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
In English. Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
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Appel, Anne Milano
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Self-realization
  • Puglia (Italy)
  • Turin (Italy)
Label
Heaven and earth, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
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Note
  • "First published in Italy as Divorare il cielo by Giulio Einaudi editore, Turin, in 2018"--Title page verso
  • "This translation originally published in Great Britain by Orion Books, an imprint of Hachette UK Limited, London, in 2020 ..."--Title page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9781984877314
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019052232
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781984877314
System control number
(OCoLC)1128101179
Label
Heaven and earth, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Italy as Divorare il cielo by Giulio Einaudi editore, Turin, in 2018"--Title page verso
  • "This translation originally published in Great Britain by Orion Books, an imprint of Hachette UK Limited, London, in 2020 ..."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9781984877314
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019052232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781984877314
System control number
(OCoLC)1128101179

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