The Vietri Project by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye audiobook

The Vietri Project: A Novel

By Nicola DeRobertis-Theye
Read by Sophie Amoss

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780063017702

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799952329

  • ISBN: 9781799952312

  • ISBN: 9781799952336

Runtime: 6.81 Hours
Category: Fiction/Women
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

A Literary Hub Pick of 2021's Most Anticipated Novels

A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

A Goodreads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

A Lithub, Good Reads, Bustle, and The Millions Most Anticipated Book of 2021

"The Vietri Project is a riveting, shifting quest, an evocative trip to Rome, and a beautiful portrayal of the ways you need to return to the past in order to move forward. A great delight from start to finish.”--Lily King, New York Times bestselling author of Writers and Lovers

A search for a mysterious customer in Rome leads a young bookseller to confront the complicated history of her family, and that of Italy itself, in this achingly intimate debut with echoes of Lily King and Elif Batuman. Working at a bookstore in Berkeley in the years after college, Gabriele becomes intrigued by the orders of signor Vietri, a customer from Rome whose numerous purchases grow increasingly mystical and esoteric. Restless and uncertain of her future, Gabriele quits her job and, landing in Rome, decides to look up Vietri. Unable to locate him, she begins a quest to unearth the well-concealed facts of his life.

Following a trail of obituaries and military records, a memoir of life in a village forgotten by modernity, and the court records of a communist murder trial, Gabriele meets an eclectic assortment of the city’s inhabitants, from the widow of an Italian prisoner of war to members of a generation set adrift by the financial crisis. Each encounter draws her unexpectedly closer to her own painful past and complicated family history—an Italian mother diagnosed with schizophrenia and institutionalized during her childhood, and an extended family in Rome still recovering from the losses and betrayals in their past. Through these voices and histories, Gabriele will discover what it means to be a person in the world; a member of a family and a citizen of a country—and how reconciling these stories may be the key to understanding her own.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This ambitious first novel is given a near perfect interpretation by Sophie Amoss. Her appealing textured voice bonds us to the narrator…The task for Amoss is to keep us engaged with Gabriele, even when she’s a mystery to herself. Amoss nails it.” AudioFile
“Offers a singular and transfixing take on the nature of identity—both national and personal—and the dangers of secrecy, both national and personal.” New York Times
“A beautiful portrayal of the ways you need to return to the past in order to move forward.” Lily King, New York Times bestselling author
“An accomplished literary debut, notable for its delicate prose and sharply delineated characters…a captivating tale.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

Author Bio: Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 6.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English