Two out of Two (Due di Due)


ISBN 9781848762312
Author Andrea de Carlo
Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
No. Of Pages 300
Binding Paperback
Language eng
Category Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
Publishing Year 2010
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The two protagonists who are as different as chalk from cheese. The charismatic dare-devil Guido, though endowed with immense personal charm, and innate abilities as a leader of men (as well as being the darling of all the girls), is subtly flawed, and unable to match his own significant aspirations.Guidos prophetic idealism, and his frustrated attempts to escape his lower-class origins and change the world, nevertheless seem doomed to failure. He eventually writes a best-selling book, highly acclaimed by the critics, in which he condemns the social mores of the Italian seventiescorruption, terrorism, bombs and anarchy. Although, through his novel, he is initially acclaimed as a prophet of sorts, he predictably falls victim to vitriolic, self-serving critics who enjoy demolishing him.Eventually, despite his enormous talent, Guido will remain an eternal dreamer; whereas his closest friend who has always depended on himthe insecure narrator, Mario, always the more practical and circumspect of the twowill finally learn to actualize his own dreams, helping to change the world through actualizing his own dream of authenticity. Meanwhile, the alienated Guido will succumb to his own inevitable destiny.

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