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    Susanna Tamaro

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Through Your Gaze the World Is Illuminated

Author: Susanna Tamaro

“We are oak trees transformed into willows. Rather than conflict, we chose to hear. Rather than surrender we chose the lifeblood that ultimately leads to rebirth.”
Through an unlikely friendship between two restless souls, Susanna Tamaro and the recently-deceased poet Pierluigi Cappello, paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident on his sixteenth birthday, the author reflects on the emotional struggles of her recently diagnosed Asberger Syndrome. Their shared moments together are interwoven with her own difficult childhood and youth, and reflections on what Tamaro considers an evil of our time: the intolerance of human diversity.
This book explores the necessary metamorphosis that affects every living being in search of truth, a story of friendship, poetry and nature, touching upon themes that most concern us, including the meaning of life.
A hymn to life beyond adversity by the author of Follow Your Heart.

Publisher: Solferino
Publish Date: 2018
Page Count: 204



Foreign Rights
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Portugal
(Editorial Presença)

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Spain
(Seix Barral)



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Susanna Tamaro (Trieste, 1957) moved to Rome when she was 19 years old to attend the Experimental Center of Cinematography. After graduating with a degree in film direction, she worked on various television documentaries, and as an assistant to the esteemed Italian director Salvatore Samperi. In 1981, during a month-long stay in a small town on the Austrian-Hungarian border, she wrote her first novel Illmitz, which was refused by over 30 publishers. She was not published until 1989, and her debut novel, Head in the Clouds, won her the Elsa Morante Opera Prima Prize. In 1994, she wrote the bestselling novel Follow Your Heart, which became the most commercially successful Italian book of the century. It sold over 16 million copies in 40 countries, and was adapted into film by Cristina Comencini. She currently lives on a self-sufficient farm in the Umbrian countryside, where she produces honey. In addition to writing, gardening, and practicing martial arts, she devotes her time to various humanitarian projects that assist women and children. In 2000, she founded the Tamaro Foundation, which is funded by donations and her books.
Books of Susanna Tamaro