The Story of Silence

The Story of Silence

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The literature of “what comes after” begins here. Lucid, calm, informed, helpful in trying to think about where we are now…

If this current coronavirus crisis has left you feeling vulnerable, disorientated, and lonely, then Eugenia Rico’s The Story of Silence will not only comfort you, it will also open your eyes to what’s been happening around the world. Informative, intimate and loving, Rico’s thoughts on this worldwide tragedy will wrap you in a blanket of human warmth.

This groundbreaking, moving essay on the coronavirus pandemic lucidly explains how our interconnectedness will save us.

In this extraordinarily elegant work written from lockdown in Venice as the crisis deepened day to day, Eugenia Rico, bestselling writer with a PhD in Human Rights, shows us what this outbreak is really about: human interconnectedness.

Illuminating with great simplicity the big picture of how the disease spreads and placing it in the context of other modern crises like climate change and xenophobia, Eugenia Rico reveals how battling the pandemic is ultimately about realizing how inextricably linked all our lives are and about acting accordingly.

Both timely and timeless, The Story of Silence is an accessible, deeply felt meditation on what it means to be human after the pandemic and which leaves you feeling empowered.

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Eugenia Rico

Nata a Oviedo, in Spagna, è autrice di numerosi best seller internazionali. È stata la prima scrittrice spagnola ad aggiudicarsi l’International Writing Program presso l’Università dell’Iowa, al quale hanno preso parte scrittori come Raymond Carver e Flannery O’Connor. L’età segreta, per la prima volta tradotto in italiano, è stato finalista al Premio Primavera de Novela 2004. Nel 2018 Eugenia Rico ha vinto il Premio Letterario Internazionale Bauer. Vive e lavora tra la Spagna e Venezia. Dell’autrice, Elliot ha pubblicato i romanzi Gli amanti (2017), Il sentiero del diavolo (2018), La morte bianca (2019) e Storia del silenzio (2020), riflessioni sulla pandemia, in formato e-book in spagnolo, inglese e italiano.

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