'It is a long time since I last came across a writer with such a deep, poetic sense of nature and the ability to convey it' Andrea Camilleri.
'His descriptive prose is lavish, powerfully evoking time and place ... Translator Silvester Mazzarella's triumph is to allow the poetry and imagery to flourish without letting it grow wild and tangled' Independent.
Fois' descriptive prose is lavish, powerfully evoking time and place. It's as if nature is possessed of a richness of expression that humans have yet to acquire . . . Mazzarella's translation is flawless
His poetic style is reminiscent of classics such as Manzoni's The Betrothed and Lampedusa's The Leopard
Written with a lyrical, poetic flair, it's an affecting tale of the brutal realities that make life so hard but also those things that make the struggle worthwhile.