The Chill

by Romano Bilenchi
The Chill
  • ISBN-13: 9781933372907
  • Author(s): Romano Bilenchi
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|modern fiction
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Imprint: Europa Editions
  • Publication Date: 12-11-2009
  • Format: p/b

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A classic coming of age story, never before published in English. Set in northern Tuscany in the 1950s, it is thoroughly Italian in its particulars - its smells, sounds and sights - but universal in its themes. Following the death of his beloved grandfather, a chill has descended upon the teenage narrator, leaving him estranged from friends and family while grappling with his developing sexuality. His reluctant journey into the adult world culminates in a seemingly innocent erotic adventure that, when discovered, has all the destructive force of a natural disaster.
About the book

A classic coming of age story, never before published in English. Set in northern Tuscany in the 1950s, it is thoroughly Italian in its particulars - its smells, sounds and sights - but universal in its themes. Following the death of his beloved grandfather, a chill has descended upon the teenage narrator, leaving him estranged from friends and family while grappling with his developing sexuality. His reluctant journey into the adult world culminates in a seemingly innocent erotic adventure that, when discovered, has all the destructive force of a natural disaster.