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Every Promise

Every Promise

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.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 5th June 2013

Price: £15.99

ISBN-13: 9780857051486


'An exceptional novel' Antonio Tabucchi, La Repubblica.
La Repubblica
'Bajani is confirmed as a keen and sensitive traveller, one of the best Italian writers of the moment' Francis M. Cataluccio, Il Sole 24 Ore.
Francis M. Cataluccio, Il Sole 24 Ore
'One of Italy's most exciting young writers ... Every Promise is a novel mastered with sprezzatura, and with effortless elegance' Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
'What feels remarkable about this book, aside from the language, which, beautifully translated, keeps a lilt of music, is the level of intimacy it achieves' Irish Examiner.
Irish Examiner