Mazzantini
2006 Shortlist

Don’t Move

ABOUT
THE BOOK

Timoteo, a high-flying surgeon with a beautiful wife, seems the epitome of success and glamour. But then his daughter falls off her scooter and is rushed to the hospital in a coma. A colleague operates on her head injuries and, while the agonised Timoteo awaits the outcome, he holds the reader in the vice-like grip of his confession. For, beneath the veneer of his apparently charmed life, there is a story of squalor, degradation, deceit and strange passion.
In the end, the suspense of wondering whether Timoteo’s daughter will live is overtaken by the question of deciding just how much pity her guilty father deserves.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Margaret
Mazzantini

Margaret Mazzantini was born in Dublin and now lives in Rome. She trained as an actress but left the stage to concentrate on writing. Her first novel, Don’t Move, won the prestigious Strega Prize, and sold over 2 million copies. Twice Born, has been made into a film starring Penelope Cruz.

Margaret Mazzantini was born in Dublin and now lives in Rome. She trained as an actress but left the stage to concentrate on writing. Her first novel, Don’t Move, won the prestigious Strega Prize, and sold over 2 million copies. Twice Born, has been made into a film starring Penelope Cruz.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
03/03/2005
Country
Ireland, Italy
Original Language
Italian
Publisher
Vintage
Translator
John Cullen

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