"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. "
Your wife dies suddenly. You're left with your little girl. Now what? The Italian Veronesi (The Force of the Past
, 2003, etc.) explores a widower's eccentric behavior in his prize-winning eighth novel, later an art-house movie.
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