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The Human Body (Signed First Edition)

Paolo Giordano

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ISBN 10: 0670015644 / ISBN 13: 9780670015641
Published by Viking, 2014
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NEW YORK: Viking / Pamela Dorfman BOoks Knopf (2014). First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. A pristine unread copy (without marks or bruises or smells or any other defect). Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket cover (not clipped, of course). Shipped in well-padded box. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. You cannot find a better copy. NOTE: This book was purchased new and opened only for author to sign, no inscriptions, just the author's name directly on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 01-2015-12

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Title: The Human Body (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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"Full of sensitivity and intelligence . . . A brilliant addition to the literature of our modern wars." --Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds

From the bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a searing novel of the journey from youth into manhood


In Paolo Giordano’s highly awaited new novel, a platoon of young men and one woman soldier leaves Italy for one of the most dangerous places on earth. Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan is nothing but an exposed sandpit scorched by inescapable sunlight and deadly mortar fire.

Each member in the platoon manages the toxic mix of boredom and fear that is life at the FOB in his own way. Brash Cederna shamelessly picks on the virgin Ietri. Giulia Zampieri seemingly navigates this male-dominated world with ease—until two male comrades start vying for her attention. And for medical officer Alessandro Egitto, the FOB serves as an escape from a real life even more dangerous than one fought with guns. At night, lying on their beds, they feel the beat of their own hearts, the ceaseless activity of the human body. But when a much-debated mission goes devastatingly awry, the soldiers find their lives changed in an instant.

A heartrending, redemptive story about brotherhood and family, modern war and the wars we wage with ourselves, Paolo Giordano’s visceral novel reminds us what it is to be human.

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Paolo Giordano is the author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which has been translated into more than forty languages. He is the youngest person ever to win Italy’s prestigious literary award, the Premio Strega. Giordano has a PhD in particle physics and is now a full time writer. He lives in Italy.

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