The day before happiness : a novel /

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Main Author: De Luca, Erri, 1950- (Author)
Other Authors: Moore, Michael, 1954 August 24-
Format: Book Electronic
Published:New York : Other Press, ©2011.
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Main Author:De Luca, Erri, 1950-
Uniform Title:Giorno prima della felicità. English

Just after World War II, a young orphan living in Naples comes under the protection of Don Gaetano, the superintendent of an apartment building. He is a generous man and is very attached to the boy, telling him about the war and the liberation of the city by the Neapolitans. He teaches him to play cards, shows him how to do odd jobs for the tenants, and even initiates him into the world of sex by sending him one evening to a widow who lives in the building. But Don Gaetano possesses another gift as well: he knows how to read people's thoughts and guesses correctly that his young friend is haunted by the image of a girl he noticed by chance behind a window during a soccer match. Years later, when the girl returns, the orphan will need Don Gaetano's help more than ever.

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Physical Description:1 online resource (vii, 175 pages)
ISBN:9781590514825 (electronic bk.)
1590514823 (electronic bk.)
Author Notes:

Erri De Luca is an Italian author, translator, and poet, born in Naples in 1950. His first book, Non ora, non qui (Not now, not here), was published in 1989. He has published over fifty books including "Il più e il meno", and "La Faccia delle nuvole", in 2016. His awards includes the 2013 European Prize for Literature for his body of work. He was the winner of the 2016 Bad S-x in Fiction award for the book, The Day Before Happiness.

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