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The Faithful Lover

short stories by Massimo Bontempelli
translated by Estelle Gilson

8.5" x 5.5"
210 pages

Winner of the Premio Strega, Italy's most prestigious literary award, The Faithful Lover is a sumptuously imagined short story collection by renowned writer Massimo Bontempelli. From a young boy's memorable encounter with a pair of ghostly lovers, to an elderly woman's unsettling final bequest, these powerful stories illuminate Bontempelli's belief that the wonders of the world can be found all around us, dwelling within the realm of the everyday. The final masterpiece of one of the twentieth century's most innovative writers, The Faithful Lover is now available to English-speaking audiences for the first time.

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