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When the Night

Comencini, Cristina (Book - 2012)
When the Night
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Manfred, a surly mountaineer recently abandoned by his wife, rents the upstairs apartment in his home in the Dolomites to Marina, a woman from the city, and her difficult young son. Deeply suspicious by nature, especially of women, Manfred spies obsessively on Marina, in whose shortcomings as a mother he finds resonances of his own mother’s desertion of him in childhood. When Marina’s frustration over her son’s refusal to eat or sleep leads her to harm the child, Manfred steps in, and the silent power struggle between them escalates. Yet Manfred’s attraction to Marina is as powerful as his distrust. In this alternately shocking and moving novel, Cristina Comencini has created a complex, psychologically profound portrait of two damaged, vulnerable people and the painful bond that develops between them as they are drawn into each other’s worlds.

Baker & Taylor
Renting his upstairs apartment to a woman from the city and her difficult young son, a surly and recently separated mountaineer spies disapprovingly and longingly on his tenant before sparking a struggle over her parenting choices.

Baker
& Taylor

Renting the upstairs apartment in his home to a woman from the city and her difficult young son, Manfred, a surly and recently separated mountaineer, spies disapprovingly and longingly on his tenant before sparking a power struggle over her parenting choices. Original.

Authors: Comencini, Cristina
Statement of Responsibility: Cristina Comencini ; translated from the Italian by Marina Harss
Uniform Title: Quando la notte. English
Title: When the night
Publisher: New York : Other Press, c2012
Characteristics: 244 p. ; 21 cm.
Sold by: Other Press
Subject Headings: Dolomite Alps (Italy) Fiction Landlords Fiction Mothers and sons Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Topical Term: Landlords
Mothers and sons
Additional Contributors: Harss, Marina
LCCN: 2011047123
ISBN: 9781590515112
Branch Call Number: FIC C
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