The Silence of the Wave by Gianrico Carofiglio
© 2002-2016 Italian-mysteries.com
Contemporary
Mystery Series
Set in Italy

TOP-RANKED AUTHORS
(5-flags/4-flags)

Donna Leon
  Interview
Andrea Camilleri
Michael Dibdin
Timothy Williams
  Interview
Magdalen Nabb
  Interview
Grace Brophy
   
Interview
Massimo Carlotto
Gianrico Carofiglio
Carlo Lucarelli
Timothy Holme
Iain Pears
Edward Sklepowich
  Interview NEW!
Marshall Browne
David Hewson
  Interview
Simon Buck
Aaron Elkins
  Interview
OTHER AUTHORS

Set in Bari
(Puglia)
THEME
©2006
English Translation ©2013
 
BUY IT NOW!

Gianrico Carofiglio

The Silence of the Wave
(Il silenzio dell'onda)

(Translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis)

Book Descriptions:  A stand-alone thriller from best-selling Italian crime writer Gianrico Carofiglio, whose work has been translated into twenty-four languages. Every Monday and Thursday, Roberto Marías crosses Rome on foot for his appointment with his psychiatrist. There he sits in silence, flooded by memories. He remembers surfing with his father as a child. He remembers the treacherous years he spent working as an undercover agent, years that taught him how cynicism and corruption are not merely external influences but exist within us as well. His past has left him devastated, but now his psychiatrist’s words, his hypnotic strolls through Rome, and a chance meeting with a woman named Emma—who, like Roberto, is ravaged by a profound guilt—begin to painfully revive him. And when eleven-year-old Giacomo asks Roberto to help him conquer his nightmares, Roberto at last achieves a true rebirth. A thriller about human faults, frailties, and the painful bond between fathers and sons.

A woman on the run from her past. A child on the run from reality. A man on the run from himself. Carofiglio confronts the dark side of the human soul in this captivating story of fall and redemption. Every week, Roberto Marias crosses Rome on foot to arrive at his psychiatrist's office. There, he often sits in silence, stumped by the ritual - but sometimes crucial memories come to the surface. He remembers when he was a child and used to surf with his father. He remembers the treacherous years he spent working as an under-cover carabinieri, years that taught him how cynicism and corruption are not merely external influences, but also exist within us. He has lived an intoxicating and crushing life, but now his psychiatrist's words, the hypnotic strolls through Rome, and a meeting with a woman named Emma - who like Roberto is ravaged by a profound guilt - are beginning to revive him. And when eleven-year-old Giacomo asks Roberto to help him conquer his nightmares, Roberto at last achieves a true rebirth.
(©Bitter Lemon Press)