Publication Date: 14/10/2021 ISBN: 9781787703186 Category:


Domenico Starnone, Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Publication Date: 14/10/2021 ISBN: 9781787703186 Category:
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A sharp, breath-taking exploration of love and relationships.

Pietro and Teresa’s love affair is tempestuous and passionate. After yet another terrible argument, she gets an idea: they should tell each other something they’ve never told another person, something they’re too ashamed to tell anyone. In this way, Teresa thinks, they will remain intimately connected forever.

A few days after sharing their shameful secrets, they break up. Not long after, Pietro meets Nadia, falls in love, and proposes. But the shadow of the secret he confessed to Teresa haunts him, and Teresa herself periodically reappears, standing at the crossroads of every major moment in his life. Or is it he who seeks her out?

Trust asks how much we are willing to bend to show the world our best side, knowing full well that when we are at our most vulnerable we are also at our most dangerous.

Publisher Review

"One of Italy's most accomplished novelists." -- Tim Parks "Ties glints and cuts like smashed crystal." "Trick is a chillingly weird chamber piece - a very tricksy treat." "Starnone packs a huge amount into a small compass. Engrossing."

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