If You Kept a Record of Sins by Andrea Bajani, Translated by Elizabeth Harris

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Andrea Bajani’s “beautiful, original, and deeply moving” (Michael Cunningham) novel, which Jhumpa Lahiri asserts “accumulates with the quiet urgency of a snowstorm.”

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A prismatic novel that records the indelible marks a mother leaves on her son after she abandons their home in Italy for a business she’s building in Romania. Lorenzo, just a young boy when his mother leaves, recalls the incisive fragments of their life – when they would playfully wrestle each other, watch the sunrise, or test out his mother’s newest scientific creation. Now a young man, Lorenzo travels to Romania for his mother’s funeral and reflects on the strangeness of today’s Europe, which masks itself as a beacon of Western civilization while iniquity and exploitation run rampant. With elliptical, piercing prose, Bajani tells a story of abandonment and initiation, of sentimental education and shattered illusions, of unconditional love.
If You Kept a Record of Sins by Andrea Bajani, Translated by Elizabeth Harris
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