An epical novel set at the fascinating foot of the Mont Blanc.
Ettore and Nina meet during the construction of the Mont Blanc tunnel, in August 1962. Ettore regards the visionary project as lifelong commitment that distances him from his difficult and oppressive family. Nina works at the site canteen. She was once a nurse, but now, a single mum, she’d rather not talk about her past in Milan. As the drilling advances, they get to know each other, rediscovering some measure of happiness. But then the famous avalanche of 5 April forces Ettore to dig through the tunnels of his memories and, in one bright shining moment, to take Nina’s life by the hand.
Sara Loffredi was born in Milan in 1978. Her first novel is La felicità sta in un altro posto (2014 Rizzoli). In 2017 together with Luigi Celeste she wrote Non sarà sempre cosí (Piemme) and in 2020 Fronte di scavo (Einaudi).