The House of Gazes (Paperback)
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The House of Gazes (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 07/11/2024
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Daniele is a young poet plagued by an unknown darkness, “an invisible disease of the heart, or of the mind.” He refuses to conform to society’s expectations—finding a job, starting a family—yet he struggles to define a path of his own and find a sense of purpose in life.

In a desperate attempt to pull himself out of a dangerous spiral of emptiness and self-destruction, Daniele accepts a job at a paediatric hospital in Rome, the Bambino Gesù, where he’ll work with sick children, many of them terminally ill. In the “house of gazes,” that is, the hospital, through his interactions with patients and co-workers, and forced to confront pain in some of its most heartbreaking forms, Daniele will slowly start to look at life with new eyes and learn to accept it in all its brutality and beauty.

Writing with the evocative power and sharp focus of a poet, Mencarelli tells a raw and moving story of self-discovery, renewal, and liberation achieved through solidarity and compassion, a story closely inspired by the events of his own life.

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787705418
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 210 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

“When a poet who has a strong story to tell decides to write a novel, the result is a masterpiece.” - Vanity Fair

“An evocative work of autofiction…With its bracing view of the hero’s interior world, this meditative novel viscerally excoriates the failings of his treatment.” - Publishers Weekly on Everything Calls for Salvation

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