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Giorni di spasimato amore by Romana Petri
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it was amazing
bookshelves: italian-books, romance, read-in-2014

Romana Petri is an exceptionally good writer and a translator from Portuguese.

Her "Giorni di spasimato amore" is perfect in its moving semplicity. In wartime, Antonio meets a beautiful girl, Lucia. They bump - or better crash - into each other in the middle of a field, running through the countryside in dangerous times. They are young, but they fall deeply in love with each other and want to get married as soon as possible at the end of the war. But it's the violence of the war which sweeps their dream of a happy life together away. Tragically, painfully, inexorably, cruelly. However, Antonio doesn't want to renounce his dream. He insists on living it, no matter what the others think. His tragic attachment to his love for Lucia and to their dream become poetry in Romana Petri's prose. Antonio and his astonishing handsomeness, his stubborn certainty, his solitary contemplation of the sea, his weird behaviours, his two only friends - a red-haired boy and a cat - will stay with you long after you close the book.

(This review is part of my post: Summer readings: The Fault in Our Stars & other love stories http://flyhigh-by-learnonline.blogspo...)

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Reading Progress

July 17, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
July 17, 2014 – Shelved
July 20, 2014 – Started Reading
July 20, 2014 – Shelved as: italian-books
July 20, 2014 – Shelved as: romance
July 21, 2014 – Shelved as: read-in-2014
July 21, 2014 – Finished Reading

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