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The Hummingbird
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The Hummingbird (Hardback)

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'EXTRAORDINARY' Domenico Starnone, National Book Award Finalist author of Ties and Trick



Since childhood, Marco Carrera, who had a growth disorder as a child, has been called 'the hummingbird'. But in a sense Marco is really a hummingbird: he lives a dramatic life, full of joys, love, hope, laughter and heartbreak, but as also remains in perfect balance. His frantic movements enable him to survive the existential acrobatics of life - just like a hummingbird, which makes twelve to eighty wing beats per second, but remains suspended in the air, seemingly motionless.



In The Hummingbird we breathlessly follow the life of Marco Carrera, a hero for our times. A beautiful novel about pain and the agonizing power of life.

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 27/05/2021 ISBN-13: 9781474617468  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sandro Veronesi was born in Florence in 1959. He is the author of nine novels including Quiet Chaos (2005), which was translated into twenty languages and won the Strega Prize (the Italian Booker), the Prix Femina and the Prix Mediterranee. His latest novel, The Hummingbird, was an instant bestseller in Italy, was longlisted for the Strega Prize and was voted best book of the year by the Corriere della Sera, Italy's most widely read newspaper. Sandro holds a degree in architecture, has five children and lives in Rome.

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