Today I’ll be spotlighting a book that’s being branded as the The Fault of our Stars of Italy.
Title: White as Silence, Red as Song (Bianca Come il Latte, Rosa Come il Sangue)
Author: Alessandro D’Avenia
Translated by: Tabitha Sowden
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
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Sixteen-year-old Leo has a way with words, but he doesn’t know it yet. He spends his time texting, polishing soccer maneuvers, and killing time with Niko and Silvia. until a new teacher arrives and challenge him to give voice to his dreams.
And so Leo is inspired to win over the red-haired beauty Beatrice. She doesn’t know Lep exists, but he’s convinced that his dream will come true. When Leo lands in the hospital and learns that Beatrice has been admitted too, his mission to be there for her will send him on a thrilling but heartbreaking journey. He wants to helps her but doesn’t know how – and his dream of love will force him to grow up fast.
Having aldready sold over a million copies, Alessandro D’Avenia’s debut novel is considered Italy’s The Fault in Our Stars. Now available in English for the first time, this rich, funny, and heart-warming coming-of-age tale asks us to explore the meaning – and the cost – of friendship, and shows us what happens when suffering bursts into the world of teenagers and renders the world of adults speechless.
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About the Author:
Alessandro D’Avenia holds a PhD in Classical Literature, and teaches Ancient Greek, Latin and Literature at a high school in Milan. White as Silence, Red as Song was his first novel, published in Italy in 2010. It sold a million copies in Italy, has been translated into over twenty languages and was released as a film in 2012. Alessandro has since published four more books, the latest of which, Every Story is a Love Story, was published in October 2017.
Get a chance to win a hardcover copy of Alesssandro D’Avenia’s White as Silence, Red as Song (US only). Enter through the Rafflecopter button below. The giveaway runs until September 21. Thank you so much to Thomas Nelson for giving me a chance to read this book in advance, and to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for letting me be a part of this blog tour. Don’t forget to check out the other tour stops!
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