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- DescriptionFrom Argentina to Italy, the intense, metaphysical and poetic story of a gardener in love, by Italy's most prominent writer. A MAN'S LIFE LASTS AS LONG AS THREE HORSES. YOU HAVE already buried the first. Somewhere along the coastline of Italy, a man passes his days in solitude and silence, tending a garden and reading books of travel and adventure. Through these simple routines he seeks to quiet the painful memories of the past: a life on the run from Argentina's Dirty War; a young bride disappeared by the military; a terrifying escape through the wilds of Patagonia. Yet everywhere he turns, new life is pulsing, ready to awaken his senses, like the force that drives his fruit trees into bloom. People and events from the past and present migrate into patterns assigned by a metaphysical geometry. A woman of the world reintroduces him to love. An African day laborer teaches him the meaning of gratitude. In this intense narrative, every acute observation, every nuance, becomes a means of salvation. Using a language that is both gripping and contemplative, Three Horses is an unforgettable tale.
- Author BiographyErri de Luca was born in Naples in 1950 and lives near Rome today. He is the author of several novels, including God's Mountain (2003) and The Sea of Memory (1999). Michael F. Moore is a New York-based translator and scholar whose previous translations include God's Mountain, also by de Luca, and The Silence of the Body, by Guido Ceronetti. He is currently working on a new translation of The Betrothed, by Alessandro Manzoni.
- Author(s)Erri de Luca
- PublisherOther Press LLC
- Date of Publication30/09/2005
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOther Press LLC
- Weight154 g
- Width127 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Translated byMichael F. Moore
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