Between Two Seas

Between Two Seas Carmine Abate
  • Title: Between Two Seas
  • Author: Carmine Abate
  • ISBN: 9781933372402
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • Between Two Seas Carmine Abate Between Two Seas Photographer Hans Neumann travels to Southern Italy in search of the light that has long attracted artists There he meets Giorgio Bellusci who dreams of rebuilding the south s most famous inn The dar
    Photographer Hans Neumann travels to Southern Italy in search of the light that has long attracted artists There he meets Giorgio Bellusci, who dreams of rebuilding the south s most famous inn The dark secret behind Giorgio s obsession will change the course of both men s lives.
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      Carmine Abate

    About Carmine Abate


    1. Carmine Abate was born in Calabria, southern Italy He immigrated to Germany at a young age and now lives in Trentino, northern Italy, where he teaches university His first book, a collection of short stories, was published in 1984 He has since published numerous prize winning novels including Between Two Seas and a collection of poetry.


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    1. NO SPOILERSRarely do I feel the need to read a second book by the same author However The Homecoming Party, by the same author, was such a delight that I had to not only add Between Two Seas to my shelves, but also had to read it soon I have already read about 40 pages I am now thinking that this could be one of my favorite authors I immediately fall for the descriptive and perceptive prose The characters come alive The grandmother is soft and you just want to be hugged by her, smelling the arom [...]

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    2. There is a lot about this novel to like, even though the first third possesses a vigorous spark which fizzles somewhat in the remainder of the story The novel speaks mostly about southern Italian culture in language, food, land cultivation, photogenic environment as well as about its beauty in vistas, women, cherished dreams, bergamot scented memorabilia The spunky characters cherish freedom and tradition There are also threats to that idyll from commercial developers and vindictive thuggery Roc [...]

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    3. 3.5 5Basic premise of obsession, family, and culture, a good vibrant tale of Italian food and love of life Speedy read, the ending was expected but not made boring by the predictability I liked the details, it was very easy to maintain a colorful mental pictures while reading No great insights into the human condition here, it s a juicy read filled with beautiful scenery photography and mouthwatering food women rather than a savory one There s a bit of triumph, a bit of tragedy, and a whole lot [...]

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    4. Mi sono letta tre libri del Sig Abate, per la precisione Il ballo tondo , La festa del ritorno e Tra due mari e l unica cosa seria che posso fare ringraziare la compaggggna del cugggggino che mi ha consigliato di leggerlo.Romanzi brevi che ti lasciano il sale nel cuore, io non conosco molto bene la Calabria, ma non faccio fatica ad immaginarla grazie alle parole che l autore usa per descriverne la campagna riarsa dal sole, i panorami montuosi che si allungano tra due strisce di diversi mari e le [...]

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    5. A nicely told little tale about love and other passions in a small Calabrian town, with broader overtones indicated by the title of dilemmas, choices and conflicted longings Would give it 3.5 stars if that were an option that would better separate it from some of the thrillers that I ve rated at 3 stars in possible fits of too much generosity.Why not 4 stars Not sure the story had to be told by the first person narrator in a coming of age setting The narrator grows up in Germany, admittedly with [...]

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    6. This is a sun struck, nostalgic coming of age novel about fathers and sons and echoes of values across generations It is also about hotels and the Mafia and Alexandre Dumas not necessarily in that order I can say, with no hesitation, that this is the sweetest, loveliest, most generous tale I ve ever read that also happens to be built around a horrific murder and a vicious blood feud So, a little weird but good Note I advise reading this book if and only if you have access to reasonably high qual [...]

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    7. Bello Senti proprio i profumi della calabria, l asprezza del paesaggio, il calore della sua gente Senza dimenticare comunque le sue problematiche di fondo la povert e la criminalit.Sono sempre pi entusiasta degli autori italiani soprattutto per la ricchezza del linguaggio credo che sia anche un problema di traduzione per gli autori stranieri perch non sempre le sfumature si possono rendere in una lingua diversa.

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    8. Love lost, betrayed families, and a mysterious disappearance and reappearance of a beloved grandfather, as told by a young grandson named Florian This story is partially in flashback and skips around its own timeline, creating parallels between generations.Carmine Abate s style is lovely and descriptive, and the imagery is quite good The flashback format got a little confusing in places, but the plot was still discernible at all times.

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    9. I was intrigued by parts of this book, but I found some aspects confusing, from little things why does Florian call his father by his first name but always refer to his mother as mother to structural issues how does the author signal that he s jumping in time from the narrator s childhood to his mother s childhood to his grandfathers initial meeting At 70 pages in, I decided I wasn t invested enough in the narrative to finish the book.

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    10. I couldn t get into this book The story is interesting enough, or should have been, but something about the language seemed flat to me Maybe it s because this is translated from the Italian My first failed read of the new year

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    11. Love it so farting juxtaposition between the marriage of the cold northerner the sultry southHave just finished this wonderful book, with all my favourite components S Italy, food, even photographyCame to Abate latebut intend to become an avid reader of his work.

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    12. Interesting little story set in Italy and Germany I got through the book quickly, and while it may not grab you right away, it is much like the story it tells and sneaks in around you, and you find yourself involved and happy about it then you thought you would be.

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    13. I loved this book so much So much so, I have decided to take a year off and move to the nearby villages in this book

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    14. Amazing story of perseverance,family ties and great friendships

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