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    Simona Sparaco


About Time

Author: Simona Sparaco

Svevo Romano is every woman’s dream: he is irresistibly handsome, filthy rich, and at the height of his career. The only problem is that he is a ruthless workaholic by day, and a drug-taking playboy by night. He spends his evenings at the trendiest nightclubs in Rome, chasing casual sex and snorting cocaine in an effort to overcome a sense of meaninglessness. One day, while Svevo boards a plane, his life changes completely: time mysteriously speeds up, but only for him. In a race against time and life itself, he desperately tries to keep up with his colleagues and his friends, and hold on to what he once thought was important. Just as everything threatens to spiral completely out of control, Svevo’s life acquires a meaning that transcends time and space. In this suspenseful, funny, and sensual novel, one of Italy’s most talented young writers explores the frenzy of the modern world, and demonstrates that time spent without love is time wasted.

Publisher: Newton Compton
Publish Date: 2010
Page Count: 240, paperback

Simona Sparaco lives in Rome, where she was born and raised. She wrote her first story when she was only 12 years old, studied screenwriting, and currently writes for Italian television. She is the author of three novels, all of which have been translated into various languages. Her novel Nobody Knows About Us was shortlisted for the prestigious Strega Prize. 
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