The Lovers

The new novel from prizewinning author, Paolo Cognetti is a love story set in a tiny village high in the Italian Alps. Its protagonists, Fausto and Silvia, meet in winter, their relationship becoming a refuge in all senses, and the seasons, as well as the mountains, an integral part of their story together. It has a classic, enduring appeal, a cinematic feel, a captivating backdrop, and a romantic sensibility underpinned by a spare, powerful prose style.

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From the author of international bestseller The Eight Mountains, a story of love and community in the wild beauty of the Italian Alps

The remote alpine village of Fontana Fredda lives by the seasons. These quiet, complex rhythms appeal to Fausto, who has left the city of Milan behind, and with it his relationship. He takes a job as chef in a little restaurant and entrusts himself to new beginnings.

Silvia is also seeking change: her sights are on the glaciers where, she has read, climbing a thousand metres towards the sky is equivalent to travelling ten times the same distance to the north. She is in search of her personal
North Pole.

When Fausto and Silvia meet one night, their story begins: a tender story of love and renewal; of the community that sustains them; and of lives humbled by the implacable strength and beauty of the mountains.

As intimate in focus as it is epic in scope, The Lovers is a luminous meditation on our quest to understand our place in one another's lives, and in the magnificence of the world around us.

Praise for The Eight Mountains:
'Exquisite... A rich, achingly painful story' Annie Proulx
'Enchanting' Guardian
'Brilliant' New York Times

Additional information

Weight 331 g
Dimensions 222 × 144 × 23 mm
Author

Publisher

Harvill Secker

Imprint

Harvill Secker

Cover

Hardback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

853.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K