The Wild Boy: A Memoir


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$16.99  $15.80
Atria Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Paolo Cognetti is an Italian writer, novelist, and editor from Milan. He divides his time between the city and his cabin in the Italian Alps. He is the author of Without Ever Reaching the Top and The Eight Mountains, which was an international sensation and won Italy's Strega Prize and the French Prix Médicis étranger.


Praise for The Eight Mountains

"A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one's sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another."-Annie Proulx
"Could Cognetti be the new Elena Ferrante?"-The Bookseller
"A novel that deals with deep themes - friendship, the relationship between generations, the management of one's life - in simple and precise yet evocative language."-Corriere della Sera
"A timeless novel."-Panorama
"Through essential yet extraordinarily evocative and intense language, Cognetti constructs a short novel that many have already called a classic, in which undoubtedly echo the masters who inspired it." -Critica Letteraria
"Cognetti's novel elegantly paints the terrifyingly beautiful landscape of the mountains at the heart of a brotherly friendship that proves to transcend anything."-Booklist
"A slim novel of startling expansion that subtly echoes its setting."-Vogue
"A moving meditation on man in time and nature."--World Literature Today
"Amiable and pleasant. . . . a gifted writer." --Kirkus Reviews
"Cognetti's beautifully written, thoughtful memoir will resonate with readers searching for escape to a simpler life." --Publishers Weekly