search for books and compare prices
cover image
Voices in the Evening (with an introduction by Colm Toibin)
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Daunt Books
Publication date February 21, 2019
Pages 184
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9781911547310
ISBN-10 1911547313
Dimensions 0.51 by 7.76 by 5.51 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $0.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

'An ingeniously created novel... Bathed in irony and ambiguity and filled with shimmering, risky, darting observation.' Colm Toibin, from the introduction

In a hushed Italian town after the Second World War, Elsa lives with her parents in the house where she was born. Twenty-seven and unmarried, she is of constant concern to her mother, whose status anxiety manifests itself in acute hypochondria. But her mother does not know that Elsa has fallen in love with Tommasino, the elusive youngest son of the De Francisci family. The De Franciscis own the cloth factory that dominates the town and Elsa knows the details of their lives as intimately as her own.

In the course of their secret meetings, Elsa begins to imagine a future with Tommasino, free from the constraints of shared history and expectation. But all of this is threatened when their relationship is revealed.

An elegant, spare novel reminiscent of Chekhov, Voices in the Evening is an unforgettable story about first love and lost chances, from one of the greatest Italian writers of the twentieth century.

'A profound commentary on Italian life.' Tim Parks, London Review of Books

'Sharp and lively.' Lydia Davis

'Ginzburg's beautiful words have such solidity and simplicity. I read her with joy and amazement.' Tessa Hadley



Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.