In the Sea There Are Crocodiles
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n the Sea There Are Crocodiles is Geda’s first book to be translated into English. It is based on his relationship with Enaiatollah Akbari, whom he looked after upon the young boy’s arrival in Turin. Fabio Geda was born in Turin in 1972. A successful Italian novelist, he also writes for several Italian magazines and newspapers, and teaches creative writing in Scuola Holden, Turin. His first novel, Per il resto del viaggio ho sparato agli indiani, was published in 2007 in Italy, France and Romania, and won the Best Debut Award for Literary Via Po Torino. He released his second novel, L’esatta sequenza dei gesti, in 2008.
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Every so often a book comes along that is an absolute gift to the world. This is one such book.”—Laura Fitzgerald, author of Dreaming in English and Veil of Roses No answer. So I got out from under the covers, put my shoes on, rubbed my eyes and went to find the owner of the place to ask if he’d seen her, because three days earlier, as soon as we arrived, he’d told us that no one went in or out without him noticing, which seemed odd to me, since I assumed that even he needed to sleep from time to time.Access-restricted-item true Addeddate 2022-02-03 14:07:59 Boxid IA40341914 Camera USB PTP Class Camera Collection_set printdisabled External-identifier
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Hair-raising. . . . Unforgettable. . . . An eye-opening account of human endurance, of overcoming the most difficult obstacles—all for freedom and a better life.”— Counterpunch
The third is cheat or steal. What’s yours belongs to you, what isn’t doesn’t. You can earn the money you need by working, even if the work is hard. You must never cheat anyone, Enaiat jan, all right? You must be hospitable and tolerant to everyone. Promise me you’ll do that. The thing is, I really wasn’t expecting her to go. Because when you’re ten years old and getting ready for bed, on a night that’s just like any other night, no darker or starrier or more silent or more full of smells than usual, with the familiar sound of the muezzins calling the faithful to prayer from the tops of the minarets just like any- where else... no, when you’re ten years old—I say ten, although I’m not entirely sure when I was born, because there’s no registry office or anything like that in Ghazni province—like I said, when you’re ten years old, and your mother, before putting you to bed, takes your head and holds it against her breast for a long time, longer than usual, and says, There are three things you must never do in life, Enaiat jan, for any reason... The first is use drugs. Some of them taste good and smell good and they whisper in your ear that they’ll make you feel better than you could ever feel without them. Don’t believe them. Promise me you won’t do it. A riveting and fast read, one that dips into emotional and physical violence but surfaces in a splash of redemption and humanity and hope. Adult readers will be gripped by the tale, as will young adult readers.”— Denver Post
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A remarkable, heart-warming story of courage and endurance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. . . . Truly inspirational”— The Irish ExaminerHere Fabio Geda delivers the moving true story of Enaiat’s extraordinary will to survive and of the accidental brotherhood he found with the boys he met along the way. In the Sea There Are Crocodiles brilliantly captures Enaiat’s engaging voice and humor, in what is a truly epic story of hope and survival, for readers of all ages. We had been in the samavat for three days, never going out, me playing among the cushions, Mother talking to groups of women with children, some with whole families, people she seemed to trust.