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THE HOUSE OF STARES (working title)

Daniele Mencarelli

  • Original Title: LA CASA DEGLI SGUARDI
  • Publication date: February 2018
  • Publisher: MONDADORI EDITORE
  • Country: IT
  • 225 print pages
  • Factual/Memoirs

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century
  • Location setting: Italy
  • Themes: FAMILY, Dysfunctional family, Filiation, PEOPLE facing life, Redemption, Looking back on one's life, Dependence, Death, Resilience, Facing failure, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, LOVE / HATE, Hate, Disease, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Psychological dysfunction, Commitment

Pitch

When he was 25 years old, Daniele was an alcoholic and his parents hated him as he risked his life every day and made them slowly die too. But his life changed when he got a job as a janitor in a pediatric hospital in Rome.

Comments

A wonderful, deep and marvelously written auto-fiction about alcoholism and human fragility, full of unforgettable and heartrending moments.

Daniele Mencarelli is an Italian writer. His books include two collections of poetry: I GIORNI CONDIVISI (2001) and GUARDIA ALTA (2005). His work appears in various anthologies.

Summary

When he was 25 years old, Daniele was an alcoholic and his parents hated him as he risked his life every day and made them slowly die too. But his life changed when he got a job as a janitor in a pediatric hospital in Rome. Indeed, in seeing dying or already dead children, Daniele gradually recovered and changed his mind about many things.

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