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The Resource The human body, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel

The human body, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel

Label
The human body
Title
The human body
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Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "From the bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a searing novel of war and the journey from youth into manhood. In Paolo Giordano's highly awaited new novel, a platoon of young men and one woman soldier leaves Italy for one of the most dangerous places on earth. Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan is nothing but an exposed sandpit scorched by inescapable sunlight and deadly mortar fire. Each member in the platoon manages the toxic mix of boredom and fear that is life at the FOB in his own way. Brash Cederna shamelessly picks on the virgin Ietri. Giulia Zampieri seemingly navigates this male-dominated world with ease-until two male comrades start vying for her attention. And for medical officer Alessandro Egitto, the FOB serves as an escape from a real life even more dangerous than one fought with guns. At night, lying on their beds, they feel the beat of their own hearts, the ceaseless activity of the human body. But when a much-debated mission goes devastatingly awry, the soldiers find their lives changed in an instant. A heartrending, redemptive story about brotherhood and family, modern war and the wars we wage with ourselves, Paolo Giordano's visceral novel reminds us what it is to be human"--
  • "The Human Body depicts the struggle, the vicissitudes and the internal and external growth of a platoon of young Italian soldiers that are sent for the first time on a mission to the forward operating base (FOB) Ice in Gulistan, Afghanistan, which the writer described as "a sandy enclosure exposed to adversity". During the night the camp is obscured, it is invisible, there are no man-made or natural noises, only the incessant activity of the human body that penetrates the minds of the soldiers in their camp beds"--
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Summary
" From the bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a searing novel of war and the journey from youth into manhood. In Paolo Giordano's highly awaited new novel, a platoon of young men and one woman soldier leaves Italy for one of the mostdangerous places on earth. Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan is nothing but an exposed sandpit scorched by inescapable sunlight and deadly mortar fire. Each member in the platoon manages the toxic mix of boredom and fear that is life at the FOB in his own way. Brash Cederna shamelessly picks on the virgin Ietri. Giulia Zampieri seemingly navigates this male-dominated world with ease-until two male comrades start vying for her attention. And for medical officer Alessandro Egitto, the FOB serves as an escape from a real life even more dangerous than one fought with guns. At night, lying on their beds, they feel the beat of their own hearts, the ceaseless activity of the human body. But when a much-debated mission goesdevastatingly awry, the soldiers find their lives changed in an instant. A heartrending, redemptive story about brotherhood and family, modern war and the wars we wage with ourselves, Paolo Giordano's visceral novel reminds us what it is to be human"--
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10358312
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DLC
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1982-
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Giordano, Paolo
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Il corpo umano
LC call number
PQ4907.I57
LC item number
C6713 2014
Literary form
novels
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Appel, Anne Milano
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True
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  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Soldiers
  • Italians
Target audience
adult
Label
The human body, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
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Translated from the Italian
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870984491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780670015641
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014006927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)870984491
Label
The human body, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870984491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780670015641
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014006927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)870984491

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