Twice Born

Twice Born

A Novel


Translator: Ann Gagliardi

Format
ePub
Price
$18.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101515181
  • 464 Pages
  • Viking Books
  • Adult

Overview

This international bestseller–soon to be a major motion picture starring Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch

Filled with memories of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, Gemma reluctantly boards a flight from her native Rome to that war-scarred city with her sixteen-year-old son, Pietro. She hopes to teach her son about the city of his birth and about Diego, the father he never knew. Once there Gemma is caught between the present and the past, reliving her love affair with Diego, their determination to start a family, and their deep connection to Sarajevo even as the threat of war loomed.

In this haunting and sophisticated novel, Mazzantini masterfully probes the startling emotional territory of what makes a family-particularly what makes a mother. As the fate of Sarajevo converges with Gemma’s all-consuming desire to have a child we see how far she is driven, in a stunning revelation that is both heartbreaking and cathartic.

Brought to life by an unforgettable cast of characters, Twice Born is a tale of the acts of brutality and generosity that war can inspire. A blockbuster bestseller in Mazzantini’s native Italy, it has taken Europe by storm and will soon be published around the world.
Twice Born

Twice Born

Margaret Mazzantini, Translator: Ann Gagliardi

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