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…

Thoughts on: Me, You by Erri De Luca
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / November 6, 2011

About: Me, You by Erri De Luca is a fictional coming of age story of a boy at the end of World War II. The book was previously released as Sea of Memory. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy for two winners of this novella— enter at the end of the post. 160 pages Publisher: Other Press ISBN-10: 1590514793 My rating for Me,You – 4 Buy & Save on Me, You through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon | Kin­dle More books by Erri De Luca Thoughts: Me, You by Erri De Luca is set in a small Italian fishing village after World War II ended, in the 1950s. The story takes place over one summer where the boy explores his new found feelings, love, lost and the grim realities of war. The author tells the story with sensitivity and depth. The other characters in the book give the narrative depth, mostly in answer to the curious boy’s questions. While we all love to read and discuss history, we often find that firsthand accounts are not easy to come by. The narrator of this book finds that as well. Questioning the village men about the war, not being satisfied…

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