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Veronesi, Sandro (Translated by Michael F. Moore). QUIET CHAOS: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Ecco Press/HarperCollins Publishers, 2011. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 425 pages. As New.

The author's second novel to be translated into English. One of the greatest novels of the decade. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent printings. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The production values are impeccable: A lovely DJ design that utilizes an image from the film adaptation and printing on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Presents "Caos Calmo", Sandro Veronesi's masterpiece, in a brilliant English translation. "Pietro Paladini saves a woman from drowning at the exact moment that his wife Lara suddenly dies. After the unexpected death, Pietro becomes enveloped in a strange calm, and he spends each day outside his daughter's school, observing the quiet rhythms of life. His bosses visit him to share cryptic information about a messy corporate merger and his co-workers, buckling under the strain of the merger, turn to him for advice and go a little crazy. Things get even messier when Pietro encounters the woman he rescued, Eleonora, a wealthy seductress, whose life has also been upended by that pivotal moment" (Publishers Weekly). The basis of the great film by Antonello Grimaldi (whose screenplay was written by Veronesi), with Alessandro Gassman, Antonella Attili, and Nanni Moretti. An absolute "must-have" title for Sandro Veronesi and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Sandro Veronesi. This title is a contemporary classic. This is the only signed copy of the First American Edition available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Premio Viareggio Repaci and the Premio Campiello for "La Forza del passato" ("The Force of The Past") in 2000. Winner of the Premio Strega, the most important literary prize in Italy, for "Caos Calmo" ("Quiet Chaos") in 2008. One of the most brilliant new voices in contemporary literature. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SANDRO VERONESI TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0061572942. $100.00

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