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The Human Body



The Human Body

Paolo Giordano (The Solitude of Prime Numbers) presents his new book

Paolo Giordano, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, storms the front line of literary fiction with his highly-awaited second novel, The Human Body. With a beautiful, gut-punching translation by Anne Milano Appel, this inspired story of modern war follows a motley cast of Italian soldiers stationed in one of the deadliest places on earth—Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ice in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan. It’s here, under the scorching, inescapable sun, a group of inexperienced soldiers are forced to navigate the irreversible journey from youth into manhood. Any false step along this treacherous terrain could cost them their lives. Dr Giordano will present the book and there will be a Q&A as well as the opportunity to purchase the volume and have it signed by the author. This event is part of Litquake and the International Week of the Italian Language. No entry fee. To register, please click here.


Date: Friday, October 17, 2014

Entrance : Free