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Fall

Diogo Mainardi


PUBLISHED: 8th May 2014
ISBN: 9781846557804
ANNOTATION:
It's a journey that follows the arc of Western culture, from Dante Alighieri, Rembrandt van Rijn and Claude Monet to Marcel Proust, Neil Young and Assassin's Creed, to show how one boy's fate has been shaped by history.
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PUBLISHED: 8th May 2014
ISBN: 9781846557804
ANNOTATION:
It's a journey that follows the arc of Western culture, from Dante Alighieri, Rembrandt van Rijn and Claude Monet to Marcel Proust, Neil Young and Assassin's Creed, to show how one boy's fate has been shaped by history.

Annotation

It's a journey that follows the arc of Western culture, from Dante Alighieri, Rembrandt van Rijn and Claude Monet to Marcel Proust, Neil Young and Assassin's Creed, to show how one boy's fate has been shaped by history.

Publisher Description

The Fall is a moving portrait of a relationship with a child and a place. It is a rare book- by turns heartbreaking, angry and lyrical' - Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare With Amber Eyes. Step 1- Tito has cerebral palsy. Step 2- I blame Tito?s cerebral palsy on Pietro Lombardo. Join Diogo Mainardi and his son Tito in a journey of 424 steps, starting with Tito?s disastrous birth in Venice, in Lombardo?s Renaissance hospital. It?s a journey full of joy and reflection, and an honest exploration of fatherhood. It?s a journey that follows the arc of Western culture, from Dante Alighieri, Rembrandt van Rijn and Claude Monet to Marcel Proust, Neil Young and Assassin?s Creed, to show how one boy?s fate has been shaped by history. Above all, it?s a celebration of love and courage, and of the hope and faith we place in our children.

Author Biography

Diogo Mainardi is a Brazilian writer, journalist and TV commentator, known for his articles in Brazil's largest weekly magazine, Veja.

Review

"The Fall is a mercurial and enriching walk through 'off-script' fatherhood, cerebral palsy, art history and this commonplace mystery, love. The Fall is wise and kind and moving" David Mitchell "The Fall is a moving portrait of a relationship with a child and a place. It is a rare book: by turns heartbreaking, angry and lyrical" Edmund de Waal "A wise and unsentimental description of what it is like to be parent to a child with cerebral palsy-an episodic portrait of a very intimate paternal journey" -- Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of Far From the Tree "A poignant, beautiful book, angry and inquiring, lyrical and literate" -- Iain Finlayson Saga "A remarkable celebration...intensely moving, rational, literate, and an absolute joy to read from start to finish" -- John Berendt, New York Times best-selling author of In the Garden of Good and Evil and The City of Fallen Angels

Product Details

Author
Diogo Mainardi
Year
2014
ISBN-10
1846557801
ISBN-13
9781846557804
Media
Book
Publication Date
2014-05-08
Translator
Margaret Jull Costa
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
156
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Language
English
Translated from
Portuguese
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