A Time Desired
by Fabio Volo
Il tempo che vorrei
With two and a half million copies sold, Fabio Volo’s books have made him unquestionably one of the most read authors in Italy and a sort of miracle in a country which does not have a robust reading culture. No one has his success at harmoniously connecting with the feelings, both on the surface and within, of a ‘mega-generation’ spanning from twenty to forty and further.
“I’ll trade my tomorrows for a single yesterday”: that’s a Janis Joplin’s song dear to Lorenzo. Lorenzo who can not love, or at least it’s very hard for him to show his feelings. He is now facing two troubled relationships he would like to reconstruct: the one with his father and the other one with his girl-friend, who has just left him. Perhaps growing up means learning to love and to forgive, and begin a long journey in search of the time lost.
Once again, Fabio Volo’s new novel deals sensitively and with surprising ease with issues relevant to all (and particularly to his readers) and confirms him as one of the most prominent voices of Italian fiction.
Fabio Volo is a writer, actor and television and radio presenter. At Mondadori he has published Esco a fare due passi (2001), È una vita che ti aspetto (2003), Un posto nel mondo (2006), and Il giorno in più (2007).
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Upmarket Commercial Fiction, 294 pages