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The Day Before Happiness



Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Day Before Happiness"

'Happiness - was it right to name it without knowing it? It sounded shameless in my mouth, like when someone shows off about knowing a celebrity and just uses their first name, saying Marcello when they really mean Mastroianni ...' A young orphan boy grows up in Naples, playing football, roaming the city's streets and hidden places. The older boys call him 'monkey' because he can climb anywhere. He is alone, apart from Don Gaetano, the apartment caretaker, who feeds him, teaches him to play scopa, and tells him stories about women, history and the dark secrets of Naples' past. Then one day the boy sees a young girl standing at a window. It is an encounter that will haunt his life for years and, eventually, shape his destiny. Lyrical and exuberant, told with the simplicity of a fairy tale and the intensity of a memory, The Day Before Happiness is the story of friendship, a city and what makes us who we are.


Συγγραφέας/εις: De Luca Erri
ISBN: 9780141984506
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 06/07/2017
Εκδότης: Penguin Books Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 128
Συντελεστές: Translated by: Jill Foulston
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 100 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x1x13 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2017