By Paolo Giordano
From the bestselling writer of The Solitude of major Numbers, a searing novel of warfare and the adventure from formative years into manhood
In Paolo Giordano’s hugely awaited new novel, a platoon of younger males and one girl soldier leaves Italy for some of the most harmful areas on the earth. ahead working Base (FOB) within the Gulistan district of Afghanistan is not anything yet an uncovered sandpit scorched through inescapable solar and lethal mortar fire.
Each member within the platoon manages the poisonous mixture of boredom and worry that's existence on the FOB in his personal manner. Brash Cederna shamelessly choices at the virgin Ietri. Giulia Zampieri probably navigates this male-dominated global with ease—until male comrades commence vying for her awareness. And for clinical officer Alessandro Egitto, the FOB serves as an get away from a true existence much more harmful than one fought with weapons. At evening, mendacity on their beds, they think the beat in their personal hearts,
the ceaseless job of the human physique. but if a much-debated project is going devastatingly awry, the warriors locate their lives replaced in an instant.
A heartrending, redemptive tale approximately brotherhood and relatives, sleek warfare and the wars we salary with ourselves, Paolo Giordano’s visceral novel reminds us what it really is to be human.
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From the bestselling writer of The Solitude of leading Numbers, a searing novel of warfare and the adventure from formative years into manhood
In Paolo Giordano’s hugely awaited new novel, a platoon of younger males and one lady soldier leaves Italy for some of the most harmful locations on the earth. ahead working Base (FOB) within the Gulistan district of Afghanistan is not anything yet an uncovered sandpit scorched by way of inescapable sun and lethal mortar fire.
Each member within the platoon manages the poisonous mixture of boredom and worry that's lifestyles on the FOB in his personal method. Brash Cederna shamelessly selections at the virgin Ietri. Giulia Zampieri doubtless navigates this male-dominated global with ease—until male comrades begin vying for her recognition. And for clinical officer Alessandro Egitto, the FOB serves as an get away from a true lifestyles much more risky than one fought with weapons. At evening, mendacity on their beds, they believe the beat in their personal hearts,
the ceaseless task of the human physique. but if a much-debated venture is going devastatingly awry, the warriors locate their lives replaced in an instant.
A heartrending, redemptive tale approximately brotherhood and kinfolk, sleek battle and the wars we salary with ourselves, Paolo Giordano’s visceral novel reminds us what it's to be human.
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The Human Body by Paolo Giordano