When The Night: A Novel

April 24, 2012|
When The Night: A Novel by Cristina Comencini
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Manfred, a surly mountaineer recently abandoned by his wife, rents the upstairs apartment in his home in the Dolomites to Marina, a woman from the city, and her difficult young son. Deeply suspicious by nature, especially of women, Manfred spies obsessively on Marina, in whose shortcomings as a mother he finds resonances of his own mother’s desertion of him in childhood. When Marina’s frustration over her son’s refusal to eat or sleep leads her to harm the child, Manfred steps in, and the silent power struggle between them escalates. Yet Manfred’s attraction to Marina is as powerful as his distrust. In this alternately shocking and moving novel, Cristina Comencini has created a complex, psychologically profound portrait of two damaged, vulnerable people and the painful bond that develops between them as they are drawn into each other’s worlds.
Cristina Comencini is an Italian novelist, screenwriter, and director. Her 2005 film, based on her novel La bestia nel cuore, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She is currently finishing her film adaptation of When the Night. Marina Harss studied comparative literature and translation at Harvard an...
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Title:When The Night: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8.24 X 5.47 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.24 X 5.47 X 0.79 in
Published:April 24, 2012
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590515112

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