The Breaking of a Wave by Fabio Genovesi

The Breaking of a Wave by Fabio Genovesi

Competition published on April 7, 2017.

Thirteen-year-old Luna lives in a small town on the coast of Tuscany. She is smart and funny. When her beloved brother Luca drowns in a surfing accident, Luna’s mother retreats into herself. At school, stricken by her loss yet determined to carry on, Luna makes a new friend and ally, the eccentric Zot, a boy from Chernobyl. Luna believes that Luca still speaks to her through a whale bone washed up on the nearby shore.

Luna’s fantasies clash with the lies—even the well-intentioned ones—of the adult world in this touching, vibrant novel by the author of Live Bait. Luna is an unforgettable character—vivid, stubborn, highly imaginative, determined to become her own person.

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About the author

Fabio Genovesiwas born in Forte dei Marmi in Versilia in 1974. He is the author of Live Bait (Other Press, 2014), which has been translated into over ten languages, an earlier novel, Versilia Rock City, the memoir Morte Dei Marmi (Laterza, 2012), and the Strega Prize-winning novel, The Breaking of a Wave.

 

The Breaking of a Wave by Fabio Genovesi, published by Europa Editions on 23 March, 2017, in paperback
Translated from the Italian by Will Schutt

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