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Nives

By Sacha Naspini (translated by Clarissa Botsford)

When her pet chicken suddenly goes stiff, Nives, a recent widow, must call the town veteranarian, who also happens to be an old acqaintance. What follows is a phone call that seems to last a lifetime, a phone call that becomes a novel. Their conversation veers from the chicken to the past—to the life they once shared, the secrets they never had the courage to reveal, wounds that never healed. One of the most exciting new voices in Italian literature brings to life a hauntingly beautiful story of undying love, loss, and resilience, and a fierce, unforgettable new heroine.

Published by Europa Editions

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