For fans of Elena Ferrante and Paulo Coelho comes the international sensation about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their connection evolves and challenges them throughout their lives.
"A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one's sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another." -- Annie Proulx "Could Cognetti be the new Elena Ferrante?" * The Bookseller * "A great story about friendship and about what it means to become a man" * Vanity Fair Italia * "There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape, friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti's writing becomes classical (and elegant) to best tell this story...a true novel by a great writer" * Rolling Stone Italia *
Paolo Cognetti was born in 1978 in Milan. He divides his time between the city and his cabin 6,000 feet up in the Italian Alps. The Eight Mountains has spent a full year in the Italian bestseller lists and is published in 38 countries. The novel has won both Italy's Premio Strega and the French Prix MUdicis Utranger.