Can we be true to ourselves without betraying the people we love?A novel of love, relationships and desire.
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES
'Missiroli's erotically charged novel is currently being made into a Netflix series, but this intimate and ultimately moving analysis of desire and the long-term legacy of betrayal deserves to be read: completely absorbing'
'An absolute scorcher'
'A gripping novel exploring the tensions in an apparently idyllic marriage'
'Fidelity thrilled me (I read it in one sitting), made me think, and moved me deeply. It manages to be as deep as any literature, and as irresistible as any gossip'
JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER
'Missiroli cuts right through to the darkness of our inner lives'
Carlo and Margherita: a happily married couple in their mid-thirties. They are in love, but they also harbour desires that stray beyond the confines of their bedroom: Carlo longs for the quiet beauty of one of his students, Sofia; Margherita fantasises about her physiotherapist, Andrea.
Love, with its unassuming power, ultimately pulls them from the brink, aided by Margherita's mother Anna - a wise, proud seamstress hiding her own disappointments.
But after eight years of repressed desires and the birth of a son, when the past resurfaces in the form of books sent anonymously, will love be enough to save them?
Marco Missiroli's first novel SENZA CODA won the Campiello Opera Prima (the Italian equivalent of the Costa First Book award).
Published to great acclaim, FIDELITY was a #1 bestseller in Italy, was shortlisted for the Premio Strega (the Italian Booker) and is currently being made into a Netflix limited series.
Born in Rimini, on the Adriatic coast, Marco now lives in Milan.