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The Sense of an Elephant

by Marco Missiroli

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Sense of an Elephant Synopsis

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 Press Reviews

'Missiroli creates unforgettable characters and deals with important topics such as euthanasia, destiny, love, relationships and family.' Marie Claire

'A novel in which fate is cruel and the individual must find the courage to make the ultimate act of love.' Corriere della Sera

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ISBN: 9781447241942
Publication date: 10/09/2015
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781447241911
Publication date: 12/02/2015
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447241942
Publication date: 10th September 2015
Author: Marco Missiroli
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Marco Missiroli

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.

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