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Me, You

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Me, You by Erri De Luca
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Nov 01, 2011 | ISBN 9781590514795

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“High hopes in clear language, cautions against real evil, and scenes thick with poetic sentiment – these elements fuel the warmth to be found in De Luca’s brief but affecting novels.” —The National

“Full of steadfast and simple charm… while still being steadfastly aware of the larger histories that are always playing out in the backgrounds of whatever it is that charms us in a momentary idyll.” —Bookslut

“De Luca lovingly, even rapturously, explores familiar territory with bittersweet romanticism… De Luca writes like a dream, passionately but not effusively, and he treats his characters with both respect and affection.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“In the United States, nostalgia for the 1950’s runs to baseball, heavy petting and the first stirrings of rock-and-roll. [Me, You], set on an island off the coast of Italy during those years, evokes an entirely different longing — not for our own false Golden Age but for the harsh beauty of a wounded and willfully innocent Italy unable to come to grips with its role in the Holocaust.” —New York Times Book Review
 
“An alluring and poignant story…Brombert’s translation ranges from clear to shimmeringly lyrical.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Beautifully written.” —Library Journal

“Recounted in brusque, straightforward prose, the text pays homage to the brutal forces of the sea and Caia’s powerful yearning to see in the narrator all she holds most dear, Me, You is an excellent introduction to this well-respected Italian novelist and an unforgettable tale of coming of age.” -San Francisco Book Review

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