Quiet Chaos: Book summary and reviews of Quiet Chaos by Sandro Veronesi

Quiet Chaos

A Novel

by Sandro Veronesi

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Quiet Chaos by Sandro Veronesi
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The winner of the Strega Prize, Italy's top literary award, and the basis of an internationally acclaimed motion picture, Quiet Chaos is now available in America. Author Sandro Veronesi, whose work has been glowingly compared to the novels of Ian McEwan and Martin Amis, dazzles with this powerfully compelling, often darkly funny story of a television producer whose world is misshapen by ironic tragedy. An unforgettable contemporary fable about stepping out of life after it cruelly turns everything upside-down, and finding a resolution to the unsolvable problem of loss in the beauty and strangeness of the everyday, Quiet Chaos is another literary wonder from the author of The Force of the Past.

Translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore

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"Absorbing... Moore's translation is commendable, especially considering the cacophony of voices and Pietro's racing, fractured narration as he dwells in that space between sorrow and madness." - Publishers Weekly

"Veronesi's point, that Pietro is no crazier than anybody else in a world that has lost its bearings, is made sympathetically but at too great length." - Kirkus Reviews

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Sandro Veronesi

Sandro Veronesi was born in Prato, Italy, in 1959. The Force of the Past, is his first to be published in America. He lives in Rome, Italy.

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