The Hummingbird

by Sandro Veronesi


The Hummingbird | 9781474617475 | Sandro Veronesi

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:24/06/2021 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson


‘The kind of novel summer is made for: instantly immersive, playfully inventive, effortlessly wise… Comforting and hopeful’

‘Masterly: a cabinet of curiosities and delights, packed with small wonders’
Ian McEwan

‘Pulls off the extraordinary feat of making you believe he is writing for your ears alone’
Howard Jacobson

‘A remarkable accomplishment, a true gift to the world’
Michael Cunningham

‘Ardent, gripping, and inventive to the core’
Jhumpa Lahiri

‘A spellbinding experience: clever, funny and deeply moving’
Roddy Doyle

Marco Carrera is ‘the hummingbird,’ a man with the almost supernatural ability to stay still as the world around him continues to change.

As he navigates the challenges of life – confronting the death of his sister and the absence of his brother; taking care of his parents as they approach the end of their lives; raising his granddaughter when her mother, Marco’s own child, can no longer be there for her; coming to terms with his love for the enigmatic Luisa – Marco Carrera comes to represent the quiet heroism that pervades so much of our everyday existence.

A thrilling novel about the need to look to the future with hope and live with intensity to the very end.

Over 300,000 copies sold
Soon to be a major motion picture
Winner of the Premio Strega
Winner of the Prix du Livre Etranger
Book of the Year for the Corriere della Sera

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