Novecento by Alessandro Baricco

The book is a poignant monologue that tells the story of a gifted pianist born on a transatlantic liner in the early 20th century. Abandoned at birth, he is named after the year of his birth and grows up on the ship, never setting foot on land. His extraordinary talent for piano captivates everyone who hears him play, and his music becomes legendary among travelers and crew alike. The narrative, recounted by a fellow musician and friend, explores themes of belonging, the meaning of home, and the transcendent power of music to connect people across the boundaries of time and space.

The 6674th greatest book of all time


Published
1994
Nationality
Italian
Type
Fiction
Pages
64-96
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Italian

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