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The Eight Mountains: A Novel

Paolo Cognetti. Simon Carnell and Erica Segre, trans.
Item #: D03066
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 224 / 2019
Publisher: Washington Square
ISBN: 9781501169892
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Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan, and with his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the Alps. A winner of France's prestigious Prix Médicis étranger, this 2017 novel by Italy's Paolo Cognetti is the story of how Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountains' meadows and peaks, discovering the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures, even as their divergent paths in life—Bruno's in the mountains, Pietro's across the world—test the strength and meaning of their connection.


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