Fritz Agency
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Alfaguara (September 2021)
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by Pérez-Reverte, Arturo

With a 1 first printrun of 180 000 copies, almost immediatly followed by a repinrting of 25 000 copies, this novel is the literary event of the "rentrée."

EL ITALIANO tells an amazing story of love, the sea, and war. In 1942 and 1943, during the Second World War, Italian combat divers sunk or damaged 14 allied ships in Gibraltar and Algeciras Bay. In this novel, inspired on true events, only certain characters and situations are imaginary. One day while walking on the beach at daybreak, Elena Arbués, a 27-year-old bookshop owner, finds one of these scuba divers passed out among the sand and water. As she comes to his aid, the young woman has no idea that her resolve will change her life, and that love will only be part of a dangerous adventure.

"I've been wanting to write this almost unbelievable story, faithful to the facts, since my father told me it when I was a boy. And I hope I have succeeded", explained the writer.

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Language Territory Type Vendor Status
German World All

Fritz Agency
Antonia Fritz

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Italy: Mondadori: Russia: Azbooka;

Foreign licence: Client

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