That Summer in Puglia

That Summer in Puglia

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Tommaso has escaped discovery for thirty years - but a young private investigator, Will, has tracked him down. Tommaso asks him to pretend never to have found him. To persuade Will, Tommaso recounts the story of his life and his great love Anna. In the process, he comes to recognise his true role in the events which unfolded, and the legacy of unresolved grief. Now he's being presented with a second chance - but is he ready to pay the price it exacts?

That Summer In Puglia is a tale of love, loss, the perils of self-deception and the power of compassion. Puglia offers an ideal setting: its layers of history are integral to the story, itself an excavation of a man's past; Tommaso's increasingly vivid memories of its sensuous colours, aromas and tastes, and of how it felt to love and be loved, eventually transform the discomforting tone with which he at first tries to keep Will - and painful truths - at a distance. This remarkable debut combines a gripping plot and perceptive insights into human nature with delicate lyricism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 303 pages
  • 210 x 256 x 140mm | 392g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912477998
  • 9781912477999
  • 566,936

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Very beautiful, surprising and evocative.- SIMonettA Agnello HornbY
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About Valeria Vescina

Valeria Vescina is from Puglia, was educated in switzerland and the uK, and has lived for years in london with her family. After a successful career in management, she gained an MA in Creative & life Writing at Goldsmiths (university of london). That Summer In Puglia is her debut novel. her activity as a critic includes reviews for seen And heard international, Talking humanities and the european literature network. she has taught creative writing workshops on the narrative potential of various art forms. Valeria also holds a degree in international studies (university of birmingham) and a sloan Msc. in Manage-ment (london business school).
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33 ratings
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