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Title:La pioggia prima che cada
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Feltrinelli
ISBN:8807017296
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Number of Pages:222
Category:Fiction, Contemporary, British literature, Glbt

La pioggia prima che cada by Jonathan Coe, Delfina Vezzoli

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC La pioggia prima che cada La zia Rosamond non c pi morta nella sua casa nello Shropshire dove viveva sola dopo l abbandono di Rebecca e la morte di Ruth la pittrice che stata la sua ultima compagna A trovare il cadavere stato il suo medico Aveva settantatr anni ed era malata di cuore ma non aveva mai voluto farsi fare un by pass Quando morta stava ascoltando un disco di canti dell Auvergne e aveva un microfono in mano Sul tavolo c era un album di fotografie Evidentemente la povera Rosamond stava guardando delle foto e registrando delle cassette Non solo Stava anche bevendo del buon whisky ma Accidenti e quel flacone vuoto di Diazepam Non sar stato per caso un suicidio La sorpresa viene dal testamento Zia Rosamond ha diviso il suo patrimonio in tre parti un terzo a Gill la sua nipote preferita un terzo a Stephen il marito di Gill e un terzo a Imogen Gill e Stephen fanno un po fatica a capire chi sia questa Imogen perch prima sembra loro di non conoscerla poi ricordano di averla vista solo una volta nel alla festa per il cinquantesimo compleanno di Rosamond Pi di vent anni prima dunque Imogen era quella deliziosa bimba bionda di sette o otto anni venuta con gli altri a festeggiare la padrona di casa una bimba dolcissima e silenziosa che si muoveva quasi furtivamente Sembrava che avesse qualcosa di strano S era cieca Occorre dunque ritrovare Imogen per informarla della fortuna che le toccata Ma per quanti sforzi si facciano Imogen non si trova E allora non resta come indicato dalla stessa Rosamond in un biglietto scritto prima di morire che ascoltare le cassette Le cassette incise dalla donna mentre sfogliava l album di fotografie selezionando le venti istantanee in cui poteva compendiarsi la sua vita

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