Free Book Online
Book On Earth As It Is In Heaven


On Earth As It Is In Heaven

4.5 (1124)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | On Earth As It Is In Heaven.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    DAVIDE ENIA (Author)

    Book details

A dark, gripping coming-of-age tale that explores violence, friendship, family, and what it means to be a man
Summer, Palermo, early 1980s. The air hangs hot and heavy. The Mafia-ruled city is a powder keg ready to ignite. In a boxing gym, a fatherless nine-year-old boy climbs into the ring to face his first opponent.
So begins 'On Earth as It Is in Heaven,' a sweeping multigenerational saga that reaches back to the collapse of the Italian front in North Africa and forward to young Davidu's quest to become Italy's national boxing champion, a feat that has eluded the other men of his family.But Davide Enia, whose layered, lyrical, nonchronological novel caused a sensation when it was published in Italy in 2012, has crafted an epic that soars in miniature as well. The brutal struggles for dominance among Davidu's all male circle of friends: his strict but devoted grandmother, whose literacy is a badge of honor: his charismatic and manipulative great-uncle, who will become his trainer the vicious scenes and sometimes unsympathetic characters Enia sketches land hard and true.'On Earth as It Is in Heaven 'is both firmly grounded in what Leonardo Sciascia liked to call 'Sicilitude' - the language and mentality of that eternally perplexing island - and devastatingly universal. A meditation on physical violence, love and sex, friendship and betrayal, boxing and ambition, Enia's novel is also a coming-of-age tale that speaks - sometimes crudely, but always honestly - about the joys and terrors of becoming a man.'

3.2 (9896)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 320 pages
  • DAVIDE ENIA (Author)
  • FSG Adult: Reprint edition (10 Mar. 2015)
  • English
  • 7
  • Fiction

Read online or download a free book: On Earth As It Is In Heaven


Review Text

The message text*: