CAN WE BE TRUE TO OURSELVES WITHOUT BETRAYING THE PEOPLE WE LOVE?A novel of love, relationships and desire.
THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES
'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. It is a brilliant work by a brilliant writer' Jonathan Safran Foer
Carlo and Margherita: a happily married couple in their mid-thirties, perfectly attuned to each other's restlessness. 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.
But it is love, with its unassuming power, which 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?
WINNER, PREMIO STREGA GIOVANI | SHORTLISTED FOR THE PREMIO STREGA
'A gripping novel exploring the tensions in an apparently idyllic marriage, where a couple is tested by their own accumulation of desires and disappointments' Financial Times
'A writer of pure excellence' Emmanuel Carrere
'Missiroli cuts right
Masterful... The ending is just as good as that of Joyce's The Dead. - Corriere della Sera
You'll feel like taking refuge in the pages of this book and never leaving its confines. - La Stampa
With all-encompassing writing, Marco Missiroli opens the rooms of his characters and the streets of Milan, the thoughts and the concealed desires, makes dialogue and silences reverberate with the spontaneity of great narrators. - Il Foglio
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.