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Marco Missiroli - Author

About the Author

Marco Missiroli was born in Rimini, Italy. He is the author of the prize-winning novels Senza Coda, Il Buio Addosso and Bianco. The Sense of an Elephant was awarded the prestigious Campiello Prize in 2012. Marco writes for the culture pages of Corriere della Sera, and for Vanity Fair.

Featured books by Marco Missiroli

The Sense of an Elephant

The Sense of an Elephant

Author: Marco Missiroli Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Pietro arrives in Milan with a battered suitcase full of memories, to take up a new job as concierge. Living in his palazzo are lost and eccentric souls: Poppi, a lawyer; Luciana and her son; and Luca, a doctor, whose wife Viola holds a secret that could destroy their marriage. Right from the start Pietro has a special interest in Luca and his family, and soon he's letting himself into their apartment while everyone is out. As his story emerges in snatches and flashbacks, each prompted by his case of treasures, we begin to find out what has brought him to be guardian here, so late in his life ...

The Sense of an Elephant

The Sense of an Elephant

Author: Marco Missiroli Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2015

A well-observed and beautifully written tale of Pietro who becomes concierge of a block of ten flats in a quiet Italian town. We get his interactions with the inhabitants and one family in particular. It is a gentle read with much minutiae of everyday living and the small events that make up most days. There is not much ‘story’ as such although there is lots going on. At the end you are brought up short with a couple of startling events.

Other books by Marco Missiroli

Obszones Verhalten an privaten Orten

Obszones Verhalten an privaten Orten

Author: Marco Missiroli Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2017

Libero Marsell steht vor einer aufsehenerregenden Entdeckung. Gerade noch ein halbwuchsiges Kind, beginnt sich in seiner Hose plotzlich etwas zu regen. Beflugelt durch diese ungeahnte Entwicklung, arbeitet Libero nun zielstrebig daran, die schonen Frauen von Paris fur sich zu gewinnen. Und findet sich unversehens in Sartres Lieblingscafe wieder. Kaum ist der junge Libero mit seinen Eltern nach Paris ubergesiedelt, erwischt er die Frau Mama in flagranti mit dem besten Freund der Familie. Beflugelt durch dieses aufschlussreiche Ereignis auf dem Weg zur sexuellen Offenbarung, nahert sich der italienische Jungverfuhrer der bildschonen Marie, ihres Zeichens Bibliothekarin, Liebhaberin italienischen Essens und der Literatur. Um sie zu beeindrucken, umgibt sich der junge Mann mit Albert Camus, ubt mannliche Wortkargheit mit Buzzati und Hemingway und landet schlielich im Pariser Existentialistencafe Deux Magots. Wahrend seine Mutter von den Suffragetten zu Gott findet, die Eltern sich trennen und Liberos Kindheit hinter ihm in Stucke bricht, wachst er selbst zum Mann heran, und beginnt eine unbeirrbare Suche nach Eros und Asthetik.

The Sense of an Elephant

The Sense of an Elephant

Author: Marco Missiroli Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Pietro arrives in Milan with a battered suitcase full of memories, to take up a new job as concierge. Living in his palazzo are lost and eccentric souls: Poppi, a lawyer; Luciana and her son; and Luca, a doctor, whose wife Viola holds a secret that could destroy their marriage. Right from the start Pietro has a special interest in Luca and his family, and soon he's letting himself into their apartment while everyone is out. As his story emerges in snatches and flashbacks, each prompted by his case of treasures, we begin to find out what has brought him to be guardian here, so late in his life ...

Das Lacheln des Elefanten

Das Lacheln des Elefanten

Author: Marco Missiroli Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2013

Ein einziger Brief reicht, und Pietro gibt alles auf. Er lasst seine Berufung als Priester hinter sich und zieht nach Mailand. Den Brief und damit die Erinnerung an seine groe Liebe tragt er stets bei sich. Nach all den Jahren ist ihm damit die Frau wieder nahe, die er fur Gott aufgegeben hatte. Ihre Nachricht zeigt ihm seine neue Bestimmung: Er will seinem nie gekannten Sohn beistehen.

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