Lorenza Pieri spent her childhood on the small island of Giglio, off the coast of Tuscany. She studied in Siena and Paris and worked in publishing for fifteen years. In 2014 she moved to the United States, where she works as an author, journalist, and literary translator. Isole minori, her award-winning debut novel, has been translated in five languages. This is her first book to appear in English. Liesl Schillinger is a literary critic, writer, and translator, and teaches journalism and criticism at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times and The New York Review of Books.
A perfectly narrated family saga, in which the loves and conflicts of each individual are composed to form a complex, vivid mosaic of the human heart and its revolutions. * Corriere della Sera * This book confirms Lorenza Pieri as one of the great narrators of adolescence. * La Repubblica * A luminous voice, of the likes of Elsa Morante and Elena Ferrante. * Vanity Fair *