Rights offering detail :
Borgo Sud
July 21, 2021
Donatella Di Pietrantonio
Fiction: General/Other
The return of the unforgettable characters of L’Arminuta, the novel which conquered
300,000 readers, won the 2017 Campiello Prize, and has been translated in over 30 countries.

“Memory picks its cards from the deck, it switches them, and sometimes it cheats”.
It’s the darkest moment of the night, the moment before dawn, when her sister Adriana
pounds on the door with a newborn in her arms. They hadn’t seen each other in a while and
she didn’t even know Adriana was expecting a baby. Who is she running away from? And is she truly in danger?
Adriana is like the wind; she always ushers in a dynamic and impudent chaos, but above all, a resolute need to look the truth in the face. Even the most uncomfortable, bitter truths. Thus, all of a sudden, the rooms are filled with voices, doubts, questions. About her husband Piero, for example, who inhabits those rooms as though he weren’t there, always absorbed by his work, so absent. Years later, an unexpected phone call forces her to flee from the French city where she had decided to settle down. It’s the beginning of an endless night of travel – both interior and exterior – which will take her back to Pescara, and more precisely to Borgo Sud, the town’s seaside district. There, in that impenetrable yet welcoming microcosm, with its ironclad rules and hospitable yet brusque people, she will discover what really happened, and perhaps make her peace with the past. Donatella Di Pietrantonio is back with an intense novel, cover to cover, which, once again, brings together emotion and depth of gaze, literary style and winning narration. The confirmation of a great author.
Rights sold:
Bulgaria (Aviana), Czech Republic (Argo Publishing), France (Albin Michel), Germany (Kunstmann), Hungary (Park), Israel (Kinneret), Romania (Polirom), Serbia (Booka), Slovakia (Inaque), The Netherlands (Signatuur), World English rights (Europa Editions), World Spanish rights (Duomo Ediciones)
Other Information:
Shortlisted at the 2021 Strega Prize!
Valeria Zito
Giulio Einaudi editore
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