The Hummingbird, Sandro Veronesi ( hardback, 24th June 2021)
A thrilling novel about the need to look to the future with hope, and live with intensity to the very end.
Winner of the Premio Strega /Winner of the Prix du Livre Etrange/Book of the Year for the Corriere della Sera ... translated from Italian.
Marco Carrera is 'the hummingbird,' a man with the almost supernatural ability to stay still as the world around him continues to change. As he navigates the challenges of life - confronting the death of his sister and the absence of his brother; taking care of his parents as they approach the end of their lives; raising his granddaughter when her mother, Marco's own child, can no longer be there for her; coming to terms with his love for the enigmatic Luisa - Marco Carrera comes to represent the quiet heroism that pervades so much of our everyday existence.