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God's Mountain - Erri De Luca, Michael Moore
God's Mountain
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This is a story told by a boy in his thirteenth year, recorded in his secret diary. His life is about to change; his world, about to open.   He lives in Montedidio—God’s Mountain—a cluster of alleys in the heart of Naples. He brings a paycheck home every Saturday from Mast’Errico’s... show more
This is a story told by a boy in his thirteenth year, recorded in his secret diary. His life is about to change; his world, about to open.   He lives in Montedidio—God’s Mountain—a cluster of alleys in the heart of Naples. He brings a paycheck home every Saturday from Mast’Errico’s carpentry workshop where he sweeps the floor. He is on his way to becoming a man—his boy’s voice is abandoning him. His wooden boomerang is neither toy nor tool, but something in between. Then there is Maria, the thirteen-year-old girl who lives above him and, like so many girls, is wiser than he.  She carries the burden of a secret life herself. She’ll speak to him for the first time this summer. There is also his friendship with a cobbler named Rafaniello, a Jewish refugee who has escaped the horrors of the Holocaust, who has no idea how long he’s been on this earth, and who is said to sprout wings for a blessed few.   It is 1963, a young man’s summer of discovery. A time for a boy with innocent hands and a pure heart to look beyond the ordinary in everyday things to see the far-reaching landscape, and all of its possibilities, from a rooftop terrace on God’s Mountain.  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781573229609 (1573229601)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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This little library of mine
This little library of mine rated it
4.0 God's Mountain
Good writer. His voice at times compelling and some descriptions are spot on. After three books the theme of the author becomes repetitive.
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 God's Mountain
Semi autobiographical and a very fast read. I enjoyed this book immensely. The language (in translation) is gorgeous, and it was just such a lovely bit of magical realism. I'm definitely going to look for more from this author.
Nadine's Nook
Nadine's Nook rated it
After three books the theme of the author becomes repetitive. The voice is still at times compelling. Some of the descriptions are spot on.
Samir's Critical Corner
Samir's Critical Corner rated it
4.0
Another masterpiece by Erri de Luca, I'm now looking forward to reading more by this novelist. If I had read this book before Three Horses, I might have given it five stars but as good as it is, it still doesn't measure up to the poetic voice of Three Horses. My only reservation on this statement is...
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