Set in a remote village in the northwest coast of Spain, Young Love is a deeply moving collection of six interconnected stories that call up the ghosts of the past half-century for the three survivors of a lively, colourful world that had no notion of how soon it was to disappear. Closely observant, and always aware of the plural realities that define individual lives, Félix Calvino has once again created a world that readers can immediately enter and make their own.
Praise for Félix Calvino’s other books:
‘Calvino’s is a new voice in the room, individual, arresting, and now that we have been aware of it, indispensable to the many others that make up our story.’ — David Malouf on A Hatful of Cherries
‘Calvino infuses the stuff of everyday life with tenderness and magic. He recovers a lost time and sensibility.’ — Venero Armanno on Afonso
‘So Much Smoke firmly establishes Calvino as an English prose stylist.’ — James Halford, Sydney Review of Books
‘In Calvino’s stories there is a lovely sense of touch, evocative detail, deep sympathy, humour, and, most of all, a celebration of life’s riches.’ — Tom Jenks, Editor, Narrative Magazine
‘There is a gentle, quiet passion in all of these stories; every emotion, every word spoken runs true; it never once sinks into sentimentalism yet we are moved by the characters. The author’s humanity shines through, and the stories linger long after the final page. I hope to read more.’ — www.barcelonareview.com