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    Mattia Signorini


Far Away from it All

Author: Mattia Signorini

The story of three young friends clinging to each other as they try to find themselves. Alberto and Stefano’s lives change completely when they meet Chiara, a young, sensual woman who becomes their friend and lover. They become inseparably intertwined as they move between Milan, Rome, and London in search of identity, only to discover that they are “far from everything”. After a few short years, their once seemingly bright future turns out to be more bleak than they had imagined: Alberto becomes addicted to drugs, Stefano wanders aimlessly, and Chiara’s modeling ambitions fizzle. The power of their friendship is the only thing that shelters them from disaster.

Publisher: Salani
Publish Date: 2007
Page Count: 270, paperback

Mattia Signorini (Rovigo, 1980) holds a degree in communications from the University of Padua. After graduation, he worked odd jobs while writing his first novel, Far Away From It All. He proved himself as one of the most promising voices in Italian literature with his second novel, The Symphony of Brief Moments, which won the Tropea prize and was translated into four languages. His novel, Now, was published in 2013 and has been nominated for the Fiesole Prize. After working for years as an editor in Milan, he opened a creative writing school, the Palomar School, in his hometown, Rovigo.
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