Gianrico Carofiglio is one of Italy's bestselling authors. He has written short stories, novels and essays that have been widely translated. He was previously a member of the Italian Parliament and an anti-mafia prosecutor in Bari. His books have sold more than five million copies in Italy.
'Lucid and touching.' * La Repubblica * 'There is not a word to add, a word to take away.' * La Lettura, Corriere della Sera * 'Poignant and moving...Antonio's catalog of intimate experiences, whether painful, pleasurable, or bitter-sweet, make for an enchanting coming-of-age tale.' * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * 'Subtle precision informs every page, as does a deceptive simplicity laden with all that happens when you're not paying attention...Crisp, lean, yet quietly mournful.' * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * '[An] absorbing novel of filial bonding.' * Booklist * 'Reading this wondrous book is like wandering the streets of a bewitching foreign city, highly attuned to its pleasures and tensions, thrilled by its freedom and possibility. I was deeply moved by its tenderness, its honesty, and, most of all, by the unlikely journey father and son take to discover each other as if for the first time. Carofiglio is a master of voice and atmosphere, which gives this elegiac novel its satisfying and emotional punch.' * Christopher Castellani, author of Leading Men *