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One of the most exciting new voices in Italian literature brings to life a hauntingly beautiful story of undying love, loss, and resilience, and a fierce, unforgettable new heroine.
Meet Nives: widow, Tuscan through-and-through, survivor. Nives has recently lost her husband of fifty years. She didn’t cry when she found him dead in the pig pen, she didn’t cry at the funeral, but now loneliness has set in. When she decides to bring her favorite chicken inside for company, she is shocked, confused, and a little bit guilty to discover that the chicken’s company is a more than adequate replacement for her dead husband.
But one day, Giacomina goes stiff in front of the tv. Unable to rouse the paralyzed chicken, Nives has no choice but to call the town veterinarian, Loriano Bottai, an old acquaintance of hers. What follows is a phone call that seems to last a lifetime, a phone call that becomes a novel. Their conversation veers from the chicken to the past—to the life they once shared, the secrets they never had the courage to reveal, wounds that never healed.
Nives reverberates with the kinds of stories we tell ourselves at night when we cannot sleep: stories of love lost, of abandonment, of silent and heart-breaking nostalgia, of joy, laughter, and despair. With delicate yet sharp prose and raw, astonishing honesty, Sacha Naspini bravely explores the core of our shared humanity.
“A slim, sharply pointed knife of a novel.”
“Delightful and affecting.”
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What would you do if one day you found out the person who raised you is a monster?
Laura disappeared into thin air in 1999, at eight years old. She was found in a metal container, fourteen years later.
Luca is having dinner with his father dinner when they are interrupted by a visit from the carabinieri, who take his father away. Luca can only watch the scene unfold, helpless. The charges brought against esteemed anthropologist Carlo Maria Balestri are extremely grave: multiple counts of abduction, torture, murder, and concealing his victims’ bodies.
What would you do if one day you found out that the person who raised you was a monster? Oxygen is a story of the aftermath of such evil. Balestri’s capture does not end the hell he created. The professor’s perverse experiment continues: he may no longer be able to imprison children in iron boxes, but the legacy of his crimes still reverberates through the lives of all those close to him and his victims. The question that continues to ring out is: who locked up who?
“A disorienting, claustrophobic novel about evil.”
“Naspini realizes a brilliant idea with the enthusiasm of the true narrator, an idea that will spellbind you, and knock you sideways.”
Luca a vingt-sept ans lorsqu’il découvre que son père est un monstre qui a séquestré et causé la mort de plusieurs petites filles dont une seule a survécu. Pour lui comme pour Laura, libérée au terme de quatorze années passées dans un container, comment se réapproprier un destin confisqué ?
11.50 x 21.70 cm
Trad. : Jean-Luc DEFROMONT
ISBN : 978-2-330-17199-5
Prix indicatif : 22.50€
Son écriture sobre et sensible restitue parfaitement la complexité du personnage et interroge, à travers le cas extrême de la séquestration, la liberté et ses limites – qu’elles soient physiques, ou, ici, psychologiques.
Juliette Vienot de Vaublanc, LE MONDE DES LIVRES
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