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The Silence of the Wave

Translated from Italian by Howard Curtis

ABOUT
THE BOOK

A stand-alone thriller from best-selling Italian crime writer Gianrico Carofiglio, whose work has been translated into twenty-four languages.

Every Monday and Thursday, Roberto Marías crosses Rome on foot for his appointment with his psychiatrist. There he sits in silence, flooded by memories. He remembers surfing with his father as a child. He remembers the treacherous years he spent working as an undercover agent, years that taught him how cynicism and corruption are not merely external influences but exist within us as well. His past has left him devastated, but now his psychiatrist’s words, his hypnotic strolls through Rome, and a chance meeting with a woman named Emma-who, like Roberto, is ravaged by a profound guilt-begin to painfully revive him. And when eleven-year-old Giacomo asks Roberto to help him conquer his nightmares, Roberto at last achieves a true rebirth. A thriller about human faults, frailties, and the painful bond between fathers and sons.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Gianrico
Carofiglio

Gianrico Carofiglio is one of Italy’s bestselling authors. He was an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port on the coast of Puglia. He has been involved with trials concerning corruption, organized crime and the traffic in human beings. He is now a member of the Italian Senate.

Gianrico Carofiglio is one of Italy’s bestselling authors. He was an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port on the coast of Puglia. He has been involved with trials concerning corruption, organized crime and the traffic in human beings. He is now a member of the Italian Senate.

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

An under-cover Roman policeman ravaged by guilt meets a woman on the run from her past. A new, interesting novel by Giancarlo Carofiglio, novelist, anti-Mafia judge and from 2008 to 2013, Senator of the Italian Republic.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
19/10/2011
Country
Italy
Original Language
Italian
Publisher
Rizzoli Ex Libris
Translator
Howard Curtis
Translation
Translated from Italian by Howard Curtis

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