The Innocents

Paola Calvetti

The Innocents


Year: 2017

Pages: 132

It is, perhaps, impossible to understand the nature of music without knowing the nature of love – if it exists.

Jacopo and Dasha are musicians whose solitary lives take an unexpected turn when a relative is orphaned. 
An Albanian refugee, Dasha arrived in Italy with nothing but a cello in her arms, and a violent boyfriend. Jacopo is an orphan. Left on the doorsteps of Florence’s famous Hospital of the Innocents, he was adopted by a couple hoping that he would cure their unhappiness. He knows first-hand what it means to be unwanted; he can’t take that risk on a child, especially not another orphan. A compelling novel in which music and drama, past and present, intersect in a place called love.

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