Thoughts on: The Day Before Happiness by Erri De Luca
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / November 22, 2011

About: The Day Before Happiness by Erri De Luca is a fictional novel which takes place in the early 1950s. The story uses flashbacks to wartime Italy. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy for two win­ners of this novella— enter at the end of the post. 192 pages Publisher: Other Press ISBN: 1590514815 My rating for The Day Before Happiness – 5 Buy & Save on The Day Before Happiness through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon | Kin­dle | Book Depos­i­tory US | Book Depos­i­tory UK More books by Erri De Luca Thoughts: The Day Before Happiness by Erri De Luca is a wonderfully suggestive book, which mince on words but not on details, selecting the perfect ones instead of spewing them off hoping to get one right. This is a character and image driven book which captures the souls of its narrator. The prose is very lyrical in this tale of the search for happiness and whether one will find it or not. Don Gaetano, the father figure of the orphan narrator, is known to be able to read people’s thoughts. Whether he does have such a magical ability or is simply an observant, warm and understanding human being…

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