When The Night: A Novel

24 avril 2012|
When The Night: A Novel de 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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Titre :When The Night: A Novel
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :256 pages, 8.24 X 5.47 X 0.79 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :256 pages, 8.24 X 5.47 X 0.79 po
Publié le :24 avril 2012
Publié par :Other Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781590515112

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