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  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787303386
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $35.00

The Lovers




The new novel from prizewinning author, Paolo Cognetti - a love story set in a tiny village high in the Italian Alps.

The new novel from prizewinning author, Paolo Cognetti is a love story set in a tiny village high in the Italian Alps. Its protagonists, Fausto and Silvia, meet in winter, their relationship becoming a refuge in all senses, and the seasons, as well as the mountains, an integral part of their story together. It has a classic, enduring appeal, a cinematic feel, a captivating backdrop, and a romantic sensibility underpinned by a spare, powerful prose style.

Across both fiction and non-fiction, Cognetti's writing seeks to understand human interactions with landscape, interpreting what our obsessions with extremes of beauty, endurance and isolation tell us about ourselves and our relationships with others.

Praise for Eight Mountains:
'Exquisite... A rich, achingly painful story'
ANNIE PROULX
'ENCHANTING' Guardian
'BRILLIANT' New York Times
'ABSORBING' Irish Times

  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787303386
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Paolo Cognetti

Paolo Cognetti was born in 1978 in Milan. He divides his time between the city and his cabin 6,000 feet up in the Italian Alps. His international bestseller, The Eight Mountains, is published in 38 countries, and won both Italy’s Premio Strega and the French Prix Médicis étranger. Without Ever Reaching the Summit: A Himalayan Journey is his most recent book.

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Praise for The Lovers

A masterclass in high-altitude atmosphere, a sharp portrait of a community and a touching romance, all condensed into 200 pages... [and] elegantly translated by Stash Luczkiw

Financial Times

A beautiful meditation on nature, love, and renewal.

Publishers Weekly

A novel of pure love - love for nature, love for people, just simply love - that lifts the soul and the heart.

Les Echos

An enchanting ode to nature that explores the fissures and cracks of human relationships and second chances in life with an immense, luminous power.

La Repubblica

A charming love story

Choice Magazine

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