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Heaven and Earth

Paolo Giordano



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Little Brown
09 June 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fiction in translation
'HEAVEN AND EARTH is the perfect novel. Paolo Giordano is one of the handful of great writers working anywhere today' Edmund White Every summer Teresa follows her father to his childhood home in Puglia, down in the heel of Italy, a land of relentless, shimmering heat and centuries-old olive groves. There Teresa spends long afternoons enveloped in a sun-struck stupor, reading her grandmother's cheap crime paperbacks.

Everything changes the summer she meets the three boys who live on the masseria next door: Nicola, Tommaso and Bern - the man Teresa will love for the rest of her life. Raised like brothers on a farm that feels to Teresa almost suspended in time, the three boys share a complex, intimate and seemingly unassailable bond.

But no bond is unbreakable and no summer truly endless, as Teresa soon discovers.

Because there is resentment underneath the surface of that strange brotherhood, a twisted kind of love that protects a dark secret. And when Bern - the enigmatic, restless gravitational centre of the group - commits a brutal act of revenge, not even a final pilgrimage to the edge of the world will be enough to bring back those perfect, golden hours in the shadow of the olive trees.

From the creator and writer of the new HBO series WE ARE WHO WE ARE, co-written and directed by Luca Guadagnino (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) and starring Chloe Sevigny.
By:   Paolo Giordano
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9781474612159
ISBN 10:   1474612156
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   09 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PAOLO GIORDANO's first novel, THE SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS, was translated into more than 40 languages worldwide and won both the Premio Strega and the Premio Campiello (the Italian equivalent of, respectively, the Booker and the Costa prizes). He is the creator and writer of the new HBO series We Are Who We Are, co-written and directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) and starring Chloe Sevigny. Paolo is the author of three other novels and he holds a master's degree and a doctorate in theoretical physics.

Reviews for Heaven and Earth

Confirms Paolo Giordano as an electrifying presence in contemporary fiction. - Andre Aciman, bestselling author of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and FIND ME Heaven and Earth is beautifully but not ostentatiously written, peopled with unforgettable characters, a powerful love story, animated by ideas, visually stunning. Paolo Giordano is one of the handful of great writers working anywhere today. - Edmund White The perfect novel. And I'm not saying this lightly. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. - Andrea Wulf, Costa-winning author of THE INVENTION OF NATURE This is at once a lush picture of growing up in the Italian countryside and a deeply affecting story of friendships under the strain of time and tragedy. Giordano's best book yet. - Dave Eggers, bestselling author of THE CIRCLE Magnificent... Novels like this are a rare find: you won't be able to forget it. - Elena Varvello, bestselling author of CAN YOU HEAR ME?

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