‘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’
‘Pulls off the extraordinary feat of making you believe he is writing for your ears alone’
‘A remarkable accomplishment, a true gift to the world’
‘Ardent, gripping, and inventive to the core’
‘A spellbinding experience: clever, funny and deeply moving’
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.
THE NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
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