[Reading] ➸ La vita felice ➮ Elena Varvello – Thomashillier.co.uk

La vita felice 1978, Nord De L Italie Elia A Seize Ans C Est Un Jeune Homme Solitaire, En Proie Aux Tourments De L Adolescence Ses Amiti S Fragiles, Ses Questionnements, Ses Premiers Mois Amoureux Cet T L , Dans Le Petit Village De Ponte, Comme Tous Les T S, La Chaleur Est Touffante Mais Si L Atmosph Re Est Particuli Rement Pesante, C Est Que Le P Re D Elia A Un Comportement Trange Depuis Quelques Temps, Depuis Qu Il S Est Fait Licencier De L Usine Pour Laquelle Il Travaillait Persuad D Avoir T Victime D Un Complot, Il S Isole Des Heures Dans Le Garage De La Maison, Son Van, Rentrant Parfois Tard Dans La Nuit, Sans Explications La M Re D Elia Ferme Les Yeux La M Re D Elia Est Une Femme Amoureuse.Un Jour, Le Village Est Secou Par La Disparition D Une Jeune Femme, Mont E Bord D Une Fourgonnette Qui S Est Enfonc E Dans Les Bois Ponte, Tout Le Monde Se Conna T, Tout Se Sait Mais Il Y A Des Choses Que Personne Ne Peut Imaginer.Trente Ans Apr S Les Faits, Elia Raconte Cet T O Tout A Bascul , Et Ce Qu Il En Reste.


10 thoughts on “La vita felice

  1. says:

    TU VUO FA L AMERICANA All inizio si pu restare spiazzati il furgone, il dondolo e il portico, scaldare il caff , tutti termini che evocano stelle e strisce Cos , Varvello vuol fare l americana Allora perch i suoi personaggi si chiamano Elia ed Ettore, Anna e Stefano, Marta e Ida e Simona Che c entrano questi nomi con gli Stati Uniti E che fa, scrive per sentenze, vuole imitare certi scrittori USA, farci sentire la scuola di scrittura creativa Varvello insegna alla scuola Holden Dopo qualche pagina, per , chissenefrega la scrittura secca, pressoch lapidaria, che scandisce il tempo a mo di metronomo, la conoscenza dei personaggi che si consolida, l ambientazione, l atmosfera che si taglia a fette, la storia, l economia della narrazione io sono rimasto conquistato, catturato E ho cominciato a godere E divertirmi.Bella educazione sentimentale, lui sedicenne e lei 36enne, madre del suo migliore amico Il sogno di tutti da ragazzi E al contempo thriller, noir, suspense La colpa del padre, l innocenza del figlio mentre Elia diventa uomo, suo padre diventa mostro, e la madre cerca di arginare entrambe le situazioni Storia molto cinematografica anche nella costruzione, int...


  2. says:

    Northern Italy is brilliantly imagined in this dark insight into on young boy s awakening to the truth of his family s buried secrets As he begins to discover about himself, so too does his knowledge of his father s nefarious dark side grow.Whilst a dark and twisted tale, I felt this introduced the ultimate intrigue ...


  3. says:

    Can you Hear Me is an emotionally intense and I thought extraordinarily beautiful coming of age tale that focuses on one teenage boy dealing with his own life awakening and a mentally ill parent There is a crime element but that is not what this is about...


  4. says:

    In the August of 1978, the summer I met Anna Trabuio, my father took a girl into the woods Few are the writers that can draw me to a book from the very first line, Elena Varvello is now one of those authors The author is waving a story that comes from the past, shining the present and revealing a heartbreaking future a future you wish you could change but deep down knows it s a fixed point in the life of our narrator This book is like a dance than a story, a dance that s both coy and mysterious and despite revealing early on what s going to take place you can t help but be invested in the lives of each character On the edge of the pool he told my mother he d sometimes start screaming into the silence, to prove he wasn t afraid, and his cries suddenly moved the stars and the wind, the leaves and the water and the creatures, the white, tired face of the moon In those moments, he was God The writing style is beautiful and full of light and darkness It complemented the story and gave it extra wings The words were hard to read sometimes because they carried this sense of longing and loss that was honest, sad and genuine.Our story takes place in the summer of 1987 and it revolves around a father Ettore Furenti and his son Elia Fu...


  5. says:

    In the August of 1978, in the summer Elia Furenti s father Ettore, took a girl into the woods Ettore stopped the van and asked the girl where she was going, he told her to get in The girl accepted the lift because she knew him When he left the road and stopped the van Ettore made ...


  6. says:

    Can You Hear Me by Elena Varvello was originally published in Italian in 2016 under the title La vita felice The Happy Life , and was recently translated into English by Alex Valente It s part thriller, part coming of age novel set in Northern Italy in 1978 and follows a sixteen year old boy Elia Furenti, whose father is suffering a mental breakdown after being laid off his job.I m struggling to get my thoughts together on this book, and I think it s because it felt like a first draft than a finished novel to me, and it s hard to critique something with such abundant potential It s gripping and eerie and the setting of this small Northern Italian town is brilliantly realized, and the examination of mental health at a time when the vocabulary and resources for Elia s father s breakdown weren t readily available was handled very well.Interestingly, most of this book s tension came from a subplot whose climax is spelled out to us from the very beginning Can You Hear Me opens with Elia telling the reader that his father kidnaps a girl and drives her into the woods and then in a series of chapters scattered through Eli...


  7. says:

    When in doubt, rate it three stars.


  8. says:

    Ho ritrovato in una storia del tutto diversa dalla precedente le stesse atmosfere che mi avevano impressionato ne La luce perfetta del giorno I luoghi di Elena Varvello boschi, villette isolate, stazioni di servizio, piazzali di ristoranti chiusi sembrano quasi un altro personaggio Ci parlano, evocano solitudine, spaesamento, a tratti anche squallore, e recitano una parte importante nella storia.La storia tragica, un groviglio di dolore e orrore che pare senza possibilit di redenzione e salvezza Colpisce forte, diretta, senza retorica, senza morbosit , con un raro senso di misura La leggiamo in una prospettiva particolare, assumendo il punto di vista di un figlio che vive la storia dei genitori, ma vive soprattutto la propria storia E nella pena di ci che accade, comprende infine di avere diritto ad una vita felice, nonostante il fardello di ci che stato, dei gesti compiuti e di quelli omessi Per fare questo, Elena Varvello scrive un libro in prima persona, dal punto di vista di un uomo adulto che rivive s stesso adolescente E credo che questo sia il vero piccolo miracolo di questo libro Perch Elia un sedicenne credibilissimo, e io non ricordo esempi tanto credibili di adolescenti maschi interpretati da scrittrici donne Credo sia gi molto difficile scrivere i...


  9. says:

    Very intense coming of age story of a sixteen year old boy and his relationship with a neighbouring friend, his family, and most especially the boy s father All of the pared back writing is cut through with a feeling of menace and brilliantly uncomfortable tension.


  10. says:

    This is a book that isn t just about the mystery, it s about the relationships It s about the breakdown of someone s mental health, and how when It is triggered it can affect those around them The story is gripping, you are given just enough throughout to keep you hooked ...


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