The Silence of the Wave

The Silence of the Wave

eBook - 2013
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An under-cover Roman policeman ravaged by guilt meets a woman on the run from her past. Every Monday and Thursday, Roberto Marías crosses Rome on foot for his appointment with his psychiatrist. There he sits in silence, flooded by memories of a past that has left him devastated. A chance meeting with a woman named Emma, also ravaged by a profound guilt, begin to painfully revive him.
Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli ex Libris, 2013
ISBN: 9780847841394
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Curtis, Howard 1949-
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Oct 01, 2017

Happening upon this book in the new book section of my branch library several years ago was one of the best things that has happened in my reading life. I have since then read everything he has written that is available in English so far. He packs more into small volumes that most writers manage in twice as many pages.

Carofiglio writes characters with such human warmth and so much depth and self-reflection that they are irresistible. His protagonists wry self-deprecation, his strong and very interesting women, his broad background references all make me eager for more of his novels to be translated into English. I am thankful that he is young enough to give me hope for many more to come.

ChristchurchLib Dec 09, 2013

"Attending twice-weekly therapy sessions in Rome during which he remembers devastating events from his past, former undercover agent Robert Marías gradually recovers enough to pursue a relationship with a guilt-ridden woman and help an 11-year-old boy to conquer debilitating nightmares. By the best-selling author of Temporary Perfections." Thrillers and Suspense December 2013 newsletter


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