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Heaven and earth

Author: Paolo Giordano; Anne Milano Appel
Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A powerful, epic novel of four friends as they grapple with desire, youth, death, and faith in a sweeping story by the international bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers Every year, after her school in Turin closes for the summer holidays, Teresa follows her father to his childhood home in Puglia and endures weeks of relentless heat and boredom. But everything changes the summer she meets the three
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giordano, Paolo, 1982-
Heaven and earth
New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2020
(DLC) 2019052233
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paolo Giordano; Anne Milano Appel
ISBN: 9781984877314 1984877313
OCLC Number: 1128101179
Language Note: In English. Translated from the Italian.
Notes: "First published in Italy as Divorare il cielo by Giulio Einaudi editore, Turin, in 2018"--Title page verso.
"This translation originally published in Great Britain by Orion Books, an imprint of Hachette UK Limited, London, in 2020 ..."--Title page verso.
Description: 404 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Divorare il cielo.
Heaven & earth
Responsibility: Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel.

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"A powerful, epic novel of four friends as they grapple with desire, youth, death, and faith in a sweeping story by the international bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers Every year, after her school in Turin closes for the summer holidays, Teresa follows her father to his childhood home in Puglia and endures weeks of relentless heat and boredom. But everything changes the summer she meets the three boys who live on the farm next door: Nicola; Tommaso; and strange, charismatic Bern-whom Teresa will love for the rest of her life. Raised like brothers, they are almost legendary figures in the community. They don't go to school, but instead live in a kind of commune led by Cesare, a charismatic teacher and father figure who believes in God, reincarnation, and the earth. With him, they share a complex, intimate, and seemingly unassailable bond. But as Teresa will discover as she grows up, things are not always what they seem, and her idyllic summers filled with endless afternoons making love to Bern among the reeds must one day come to an end. No bond is unbreakable, and as each of the boys--now growing into men--struggles to find his place in the world and to identify something that is worth believing in, their friendship will be tested to the breaking point. An unforgettable story of enduring love, the bonds between men, and the all-too-human search for meaning, Heaven and Earth is Paolo Giordano at his best: an author capable of unveiling the depths of the human soul and who has now given us the old-fashioned pleasure of a big, sprawling novel in which to lose oneself"--

Every year, after her school in Turin closes for the summer holidays, Teresa follows her father to his childhood home in Puglia and endures weeks of heat and boredom. This summer she meets the three boys who live on the farm next door: Nicola; Tommaso; and charismatic Bern. Raised like brothers, they don't go to school, but instead live in a kind of commune led by Cesare, a teacher and father figure who believes in God, reincarnation, and the earth. But things are not always what they seem, and Teresa's idyllic summers filled with endless afternoons making love to Bern among the reeds come to an end. As the boys grow into men their friendship will be tested to the breaking point. -- adapted from jacket

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