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Can You Hear Me Elena Varvello

August 8, 2017

Can you hear me? Elena Varvello

Hardback Published 13th July 2017

Amazon £11.99

In the August of 1978, the summer I met Anna Trabuio, my father took a girl into the woods…I was sixteen. He had been gone a long time already, but that was it – not even a year after he lost his job and that boy disappeared – that was when everything broke.

1978. Ponte, a small community in Northern Italy: peaceful woods, discarded rubbish, a closed-down factory. An unbearably hot summer like many others, wilted flowers and trips to the waterfalls.
Elia Furenti is sixteen, living in a secluded house with his parents, a life so unremarkable that even its moderate unhappiness has been accepted as normal. That is until the day the beautiful, damaged Anna returns to Ponte and firmly propels Elia to the edge of adulthood. But then everything starts to unravel.
MY REVIEW
In the August of 1978, in the summer Elia Furenti’s father Ettore, took a girl into the woods. Ettore stopped the van and asked the girl where she was going, he told her to get in. The girl accepted the lift because she knew him. When he left the road and stopped the van Ettore made her get out, he then dragged her along with him. The authors own father suffered from bipolar disorder and this is where when writing Can You Hear Me the author began transforming reality into fiction.

 

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