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Hotel Milano

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Informationen zum Autor Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan. Parks is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa , A Season with Verona , Teach Us to Sit Still , Italian Ways and Italian Life. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and has won many awards for both his work in English and his translations from the Italian, which include works by Alberto Moravia, Italo Calvino, Roberto Calasso, Antonio Tabucchi and Niccolò Machiavelli. Klappentext From the bestselling writer of Italian Ways , Europa and The Hero's Way, a story set during the first days of lockdown in Europe, about the unexpected kindness of strangers and one man's emotional reckoning. Milan, 2020. Drawn abruptly from his reclusive life in London for a friend's funeral, Frank finds himself in the eye of a pandemic he had barely registered on the news. From the relative comfort of his balcony at Hotel Milano, he surveys the train station across the piazza, seeing the mad dash for the last trains, hearing the sirens and watching the police stop people in the street. He feels himself remote from it all. Then, one night, the sound of a child's footsteps leads him to discover a family sheltering secretly above him: a family who need his help. As the days pass, this reserved and difficult man begins to open himself to others. Faced with the task of saving a life, he must also take stock of his own. Zusammenfassung From the bestselling writer of Italian Ways , Europa and The Hero's Way, a story set during the first days of lockdown in Europe, about the unexpected kindness of strangers and one man's emotional reckoning. Milan, 2020. Drawn abruptly from his reclusive life in London for a friend's funeral, Frank finds himself in the eye of a pandemic he had barely registered on the news. From the relative comfort of his balcony at Hotel Milano, he surveys the train station across the piazza, seeing the mad dash for the last trains, hearing the sirens and watching the police stop people in the street. He feels himself remote from it all. Then, one night, the sound of a child's footsteps leads him to discover a family sheltering secretly above him: a family who need his help. As the days pass, this reserved and difficult man begins to open himself to others. Faced with the task of saving a life, he must also take stock of his own. ...

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Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan.

Parks is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still, Italian Ways and Italian Life. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and has won many awards for both his work in English and his translations from the Italian, which include works by Alberto Moravia, Italo Calvino, Roberto Calasso, Antonio Tabucchi and Niccolò Machiavelli.

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Hotel Milano is one of Tim Parks' most engaging and satisfying books Scotsman, *Summer Reads of 2023*

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Authors Tim Parks
Publisher Harvill Secker
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 19.01.2023
 
EAN 9781787303416
ISBN 978-1-78730-341-6
No. of pages 230
Dimensions 135 mm x 215 mm x 19 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Contemporary literature (from 1945)

London, Greater London, FICTION / Cultural Heritage, Italy, Milan, Narrative theme: Social issues, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Narrative theme: Environmental issues, History: plagues, diseases etc, FICTION / Nature & the Environment, Infectious and contagious diseases, c 2020 to c 2029

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