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    The Hummingbird

    £8.99
    A moving, funny and wise new novel by one of the masters of European literature.
    ISBN: 9781474617482
    AuthorSandro Veronesi
    Pub Date03/03/2022
    BindingPaperback
    Pages304
    Availability: In Stock

    A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE GUARDIAN: 'DEEPLY PLEASURABLE'
    A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE SPECTATOR: 'WHAT A JOY'

    'Magnificent' Guardian
    'A towering achivement' Financial Times
    'Inventive, bold, unexpected' Sunday Times

    'Everything that makes the novel worthwhile and engaging is here: warmth, wit, intelligence, love, death, high seriousness, low comedy, philosophy, subtle personal relationships and the complex interior life of human beings'
    Guardian

    'Not since William Boyd's Any Human Heart has a novel captured the feast and famine nature of a single life with such invention and tenderness'
    Financial Times

    'There is a pleasing sense of having grappled with the real stuff of life: loss, grief, love, desire, pain, uncertainty, confusion, joy, despair - all while having fun'
    The Sunday Times

    'Instantly immersive, playfully inventive, effortlessly wise'
    Observer

    'Masterly: a cabinet of curiosities and delights, packed with small wonders'
    Ian McEwan

    'A real masterpiece. A funny, touching, profound book that made me cry like a little girl on the last page'
    Leila Slimani

    'A remarkable accomplishment, a true gift to the world'
    Michael Cunningham

    'Ardent, gripping, and inventive to the core'
    Jhumpa Lahiri

    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.

    A thrilling novel about the need to look to the future with hope and live with intensity to the very end.

    THE NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
    Over 300,000 copies sold
    Soon to be a major motion picture
    Winner of the Premio Strega
    Winner of the Prix du Livre Etranger
    Book of the Year for the Corriere della Sera

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    A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE GUARDIAN: 'DEEPLY PLEASURABLE'
    A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE SPECTATOR: 'WHAT A JOY'

    'Magnificent' Guardian
    'A towering achivement' Financial Times
    'Inventive, bold, unexpected' Sunday Times

    'Everything that makes the novel worthwhile and engaging is here: warmth, wit, intelligence, love, death, high seriousness, low comedy, philosophy, subtle personal relationships and the complex interior life of human beings'
    Guardian

    'Not since William Boyd's Any Human Heart has a novel captured the feast and famine nature of a single life with such invention and tenderness'
    Financial Times

    'There is a pleasing sense of having grappled with the real stuff of life: loss, grief, love, desire, pain, uncertainty, confusion, joy, despair - all while having fun'
    The Sunday Times

    'Instantly immersive, playfully inventive, effortlessly wise'
    Observer

    'Masterly: a cabinet of curiosities and delights, packed with small wonders'
    Ian McEwan

    'A real masterpiece. A funny, touching, profound book that made me cry like a little girl on the last page'
    Leila Slimani

    'A remarkable accomplishment, a true gift to the world'
    Michael Cunningham

    'Ardent, gripping, and inventive to the core'
    Jhumpa Lahiri

    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.

    A thrilling novel about the need to look to the future with hope and live with intensity to the very end.

    THE NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
    Over 300,000 copies sold
    Soon to be a major motion picture
    Winner of the Premio Strega
    Winner of the Prix du Livre Etranger
    Book of the Year for the Corriere della Sera