Sandro Veronesi - book author
Sandro Veronesi, born in Florence, Tuscany in 1959, is an Italian novelist, essayist, and journalist. After earning a degree in architecture at the University of Florence, he opted for a writing career in his mid to late twenties. Veronesi published his first book at the age of 25, a collection of poetry (Il resto del cielo, 1984) that has remained his only venture into verse writing. What has followed since includes five novels, three books of essays, one theatrical piece, numerous introductions to novels and collections of essays, interviews, screenplay, and television programs.
Sandro Veronesi is the author of books: Quiet Chaos, XY, Il colibrì, Zeldzame aarden, La forza del passato, Gli sfiorati, Brucia Troia, Baci scagliati altrove, Profezia, Venite, venite B-52
So begins the adventure that will tear a hole in Pietro’s life. For while he and his brother struggle to save two drowning swimmers, a tragedy is unfolding down the road at his summer cottage. Instead of coming home to a hero’s welcome, Pietro is greeted by the flashing lights of an ambulance, the wide-eyed stare of his young daughter, Claudia, and the terrible news that his fiancée, Lara, is dead.
Life must go on. Or does it? Pietro, a true iconoclast, has to find his own way. When he drops Claudia off for the first day of school, he decides to wait outside for her all day, and then every day. To protect her. To protect himself. To wait for the heavy fist of grief to strike. But as the days and weeks go by, the small parking lot in front of the school becomes his refuge from the world as well as the place where family and colleagues come to relieve their own suffering—among them, the woman he rescued from the waves. And Pietro plunges deeper into the depths of his life before seeing the simple truth before his eyes.
Sandro Veronesi makes art of every detail, creating a mosaic of humor, hope,profound insight, and emotional resonance. Quiet Chaos is an unprecedented portrayal of a life set adrift by death.
Un romanzo potentissimo, che incanta e commuove, sulla forza struggente della vita.
Deze man is Pietro Paladini, de statische held uit Kalme chaos, die wij negen jaar later in een omgekeerde situatie tegenkomen, dolend op zoek naar het gewone leven dat hij plotseling is kwijtgeraakt, of - en dat zal zijn ontdekking zijn - dat hij nooit echt heeft gehad.