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Andrea Bajani



Andrea Bajani is an Italian writer and journalist, born in Rome in 1975. He has won the Premio Mondello and the Premio Bagutta for his fiction, the latter for Every Promise in 2011.

Alistair McEwen is the translator of novels by Alessandro Baricco, Roberto Calasso and illustrated works by Umberto Eco.

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MacLehose Press

Every Promise

Andrea Bajani
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Andrea Bajani

When Sarah leaves him - heartbroken by their inability to conceive - Pietro reverts to a younger self, leaving the dishes unwashed, his bed unmade and the post unopened. Soon afterwards, Sarah confesses that she is pregnant, but from a casual encounter. She comes to rely on Pietro's mother for support, leaving all three in a painful limbo, unable to move on or return to the way things were. Into the void falls Olmo, an old man haunted by memories of war. At first he provides a distraction, but when he asks Pietro to travel to Russia on his behalf, to right a wrong from his past, he offers this most troubled of young men the chance of a new beginning.