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Come un respiro (Like a Breath)

Come un respiro (Like a Breath)

Foreign rights sold:
Rights sold in Germany (Piper) and Turkey (Can Yayinlari)


A moving novel about memory and regret

On a Sunday morning like many others, Sergio and Giovanna have invited their best friends over for lunch. They are taking care of the final preparations while waiting for their guests to arrive when a stranger shows up at their door asking to see the house. She explains that she used to live there many years ago and that she came all the way from Istanbul. Her name is Elsa Corti and she carries in her bag a bundle of old letters that no one has ever opened and that hide a terrible secret. Who is that strange woman? What mystery is hidden beyond the kitchen window that she keeps staring at? And what lies are concealed behind the friendship connecting Sergio and Giovanna to their guests?

Genre: Narrative

Publishing house:

Mondadori Libri

Year of publication: 2020

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 155

Price: € 17,00

ISBN: 9788804719854

Foreign rights manager: Emanuela Canali

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Come un respiro (Like a Breath)

Ferzan Ozpetek

Ferzan Ozpetek is an acclaimed director and screenwriter who was born in Istanbul but has lived in Rome since 1976.With Mondadori he published the immensely bestselling novels Rosso Istanbul (2013) and Sei la mia vita (2015).

Other translations:
I libri di Ferzan Ozpetek sono tradotti all’estero. Tra i suoi editori stranieri: Can Yayinlari / Turchia, Colibri / Bulgaria, Skull Editora / Brasile, Claroscuro / Polonia.