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Description - The Human Body by Paolo Giordano

From the bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a searing novel of the journey from youth into manhood

A heartrending, at times darkly comic but ultimately redemptive novel, Paolo Giordano's The Human Body is an exploration of brotherhood and family, of modern war and the wars we wage within ourselves. It is a novel that reminds us of what it means to be human.

A platoon of young men and a single woman leave Italy for one of the most dangerous places on earth. At their forward operating base in Afghanistan-an exposed sandpit scorched by inescapable sunlight and mortar fire-this band of inexperienced soldiers navigates the irreversible journey from youth to adulthood. But when a much-debated mission goes devastatingly awry, their lives are changed in an instant. And on their return home, they will confront the most difficult challenge of all- to create a life worth living.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143127734
ISBN-10: 014312773X
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paolo Giordano

Paolo Giordano is the author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which has been translated into more than forty languages. Giordano has a PhD in particle physics and is now a full-time writer. He lives in Italy.

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