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The discovery of dawn

Author: Walter Veltroni; Douglas R Hofstadter
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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Story about a man who reclaims his past. Giovanni Astengo keeps his life at arm's length: the father of a 12-year-old girl with Down syndrome, Stella, and a forlorn, world-weary 20-year-old, Lorenzo, Giovanni is also still searching for his own lost father, who vanished during a period of political terrorism in 1977. Revisiting the country house his parents used to frequent, Giovanni discovers there that he can call  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Veltroni; Douglas R Hofstadter
ISBN: 9780847831098 0847831094
OCLC Number: 265071140
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: vii, 140 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Scoperta dell'alba.
Responsibility: Walter Veltroni ; translated by Douglas Hofstadter.

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Story about a man who reclaims his past. Giovanni Astengo keeps his life at arm's length: the father of a 12-year-old girl with Down syndrome, Stella, and a forlorn, world-weary 20-year-old, Lorenzo, Giovanni is also still searching for his own lost father, who vanished during a period of political terrorism in 1977. Revisiting the country house his parents used to frequent, Giovanni discovers there that he can call his 13-year-old self (on the eve of his father's disappearance, no less) by dialing his old phone number. Over the phone, Giovanni tries to change the future by having his younger self look for clues about his father's disappearance. There are fascinating intellectual tenets coursing through Veltroni's work, and the bond that forms between the two Giovannis is beautifully realized, as is the clarity that the older Giovanni finally achieves.

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"The captivating first novel by Italian politician Veltroni...starts slowly but hardens into a touching, absorbing story about a man who reclaims his past." <i>Publisher's Weekly Read more...

 
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