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Infinite summer / Edoardo Nesi ; translated from the Italian by Alice Kilgarriff.

Nesi, Edoardo, 1964- (author.). Kilgarriff, Alice, (translator.).
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Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell NES (Text) 36823001662868 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781590518229 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 300 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2017]

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General Note:
"First published in Italian as L'estate infinita in 2015 by Bompiani" [Milano] -- Verso title page.
Summary, etc.:
"A novel set in Tuscany during the magical years when thousands of businesses blossomed, manufacturing objects for everyday life as well-made and beautiful as the Renaissance art that inspired them. Infinite Summer brings the reader back to Italy in the 1970s, a time when growth and full employment propelled smart and industrious young men to create companies devoted to design, architecture, automobiles, and more. Three men share a dream of building a textile factory from scratch. Ivo Barrocciai, the enthusiastic son of a textile artisan, embarks on an elaborate project: to build a luxurious factory that will be "the envy of the Milanese." He recruits Cesare Vezzosi, a small building contractor, and Pasquale Citarella, a hardworking foreman from the south. Their relationships with each other and with their wives, their secret passions, their ambitions, and the compromises they have to make create a comical, moving fresco. It is at once a family saga and a love story -- not only about people, but also about a reborn, ambitious, and courageous nation that revolutionized taste and fashion, a nation proud and thrilled with its new place in the world. Nesi shows us Italy at its best: the Italy with which we fell in love"-- Provided by publisher.
"Infinite Summer brings the reader back to Italy in the 1970s, a time when growth and full employment propelled smart and industrious young men to create companies devoted to design, architecture, automobiles, and more. Three men share a dream of building a textile factory from scratch. Ivo Barrocciai, the enthusiastic son of a textile artisan, embarks on an elaborate project: to build a luxurious factory that will be "the envy of the Milanese." He recruits Cesare Vezzosi, a small building contractor, and Pasquale Citarella, a hardworking foreman from the south. Their relationships with each other and with their wives, their secret passions, their ambitions, and the compromises they have to make create a comical, moving fresco. It is at once a family saga and a love story -- not only about people, but also about a reborn, ambitious, and courageous nation that revolutionized taste and fashion, a nation proud and thrilled with its new place in the world. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Young men > Italy > Fiction.
Entrepreneurship > Fiction.
Textile factories > Fiction.
Businesspeople > Family relationships > Fiction.
Tuscany (Italy) > Fiction.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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