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Six Days In Rome

Francesca Giacco

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A young artist travels to Rome to heal a broken heart in this visceral, decadent and deeply evocative debut novel.

'A stunning writer and a brilliant transporting experience' Lisa Taddeo, bestselling author of Three Women and Animal

'Sensorial as hell... An ode to funky wine labels, good taste, and true inspiration, Francesca Giacco has penned a stunningly cool and stylish debut' Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prize winning author of The Sellout

'If Sally Rooney and Frances Mayes co-wrote a novel in an Airbnb near the Spanish Steps, it might read something like Six Days in Rome' David Ebershoff, bestselling author of The Danish Girl

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Emilia, an artist, arrives in Rome alone. What was supposed to be a romantic trip has, with the sudden end of her relationship, become a solitary one.

Six days lie ahead. She wanders the streets, surrendering herself to the music, food and beauty of the city.

But when she meets John, an American living out a seemingly idyllic existence in Rome, their instant connection challenges how she sees her past, her family and herself. As their intimacy deepens, can Emilia begin to imagine life anew?

Visceral, decadent and deeply evocative, Six Days in Rome is a novel about reckoning with complex pasts and choices made - and finding what you didn't know you were looking for.

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Praise for Six Days In Rome

  • An intimate, entertaining, clear-eyed evocation of a disillusioned young female artist's coming of age amongst the ruins of Rome and like her heartbroken narrator, very good company

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Francesca Giacco

Francesca Giacco is a graduate of Barnard College and the MFA program at Columbia University. She lives in New York. Six Days in Rome is her first novel.

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