The Wild Boy: A Memoir

Category: Book
By (author): Cognetti, Paolo
  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
  NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Mountains
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: July 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.37in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*A young man escapes his painful past by retreating to the rustic comfort of the Italian Alps in this gorgeously wrought memoir from the internationally bestselling author of the "exquisite" (Annie Proulx) novel The Eight Mountains.

When life in the city becomes too overwhelming for Paolo, he decides to take refuge high in the Italian mountains. Returning to the breathtaking Valle d'Aosta-known for its snowcapped mountain peaks-after a decade's absence, he rediscovers a simpler life and develops deep human connections with two neighbors. In this stunning landscape, he begins to take stock of his life and consider what he truly values.

With lyrical and evocative prose, The Wild Boy is a testament to the power of the natural world, the necessity of an ever-questioning mind, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Review Quote*Praise for The Eight Mountains

"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
Review Quote*"Could Cognetti be the new Elena Ferrante?"–The Bookseller
Review Quote*"A novel that deals with deep themes- friendship, the relationship between generations, the management of one's life- in simple and precise yet evocative language."–Corriere della Sera
Review Quote*"A timeless novel."Panorama
Review Quote*"Through essential yet extraordinarily evocative and intense language, Cognetti constructs a short novel that many have already called a classic, in which undoubtedly echo the masters who inspired it." Critica Letteraria
Review Quote*"Cognetti's novel elegantly paints the terrifyingly beautiful landscape of the mountains at the heart of a brotherly friendship that proves to transcend anything."Booklist
Review Quote*"A slim novel of startling expansion that subtly echoes its setting."Vogue 
Review Quote*"A moving meditation on man in time and nature."-World Literature Today