Italian Book Club

Join our friendly Italian Book Club! Meet like-minded people who share your passion for Italian and reading. We choose the reading material together from a range of interesting titles which are discussed during the course. The group meets every Tuesday evening and a number of pages will be assigned weekly for home reading. Our book Club is suitable for intermediate to advanced students as well as native speakers.
Tea/coffee and snacks will be provided and please feel free to bring something to share.

Selected book for Term 1/2020 (from Tuesday 25th of February):

LA MISURA DEL TEMPO
By Gianrico Carofiglio

Tanti anni prima Lorenza era una ragazza bella e insopportabile, dal fascino abbagliante. La donna che un pomeriggio di fine inverno Guido Guerrieri si trova di fronte nello studio non le assomiglia. Non ha nulla della lucentezza di allora, è diventata una donna opaca. Gli anni hanno infierito su di lei e, come se non bastasse, il figlio Iacopo è in carcere per omicidio volontario.
Guido è tutt’altro che convinto, ma accetta lo stesso il caso; forse anche per rendere un malinconico omaggio ai fantasmi, ai privilegi perduti della giovinezza.
Comincia cosí, quasi controvoglia, una sfida processuale ricca di colpi di scena, un appassionante viaggio nei meandri della giustizia, insidiosi e a volte letali.
Un romanzo magistrale. Una scrittura inesorabile e piena di compassione, in equilibrio fra il racconto giudiziario – distillato purissimo della vicenda umana – e le note dolenti del tempo che trascorre e si consuma.

 

(Taken from the back cover of the book)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Award-winning, best-selling novelist Gianrico Carofiglio was born in Bari in 1961 and worked for many years as a prosecutor specializing in organized crime. He was appointed advisor of the anti-Mafia committee in the Italian parliament in 2007 and served as a senator from 2008 to 2013. Carofiglio is best known for the Guido Guerrieri crime series: Involuntary Witness, A Walk in the Dark, Reasonable Doubts, Temporary Perfections and now, A Fine Line, all published by Bitter Lemon Press. His other novels include The Silence of the Wave. Carofiglio’s books have sold more than four million copies in Italy and have been translated into twenty-four languages worldwide.