A rallying cry for a new form of global solidarity in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic. Written from the Italian lockdown.'Reinforced my sense of hope in humanity' Philippe Sands, bestselling author of EAST WEST STREET
'The literature of the time after begins here'
'A jolt of brevity and simplicity'
'In one short hour, in the midst of this difficult moment, Giordano reinforced my sense of hope in humanity'
PHILIPPE SANDS, AUTHOR OF EAST WEST STREET AND THE RAT LINE
The Covid-19 pandemic is the most significant health emergency of our time.
Writing from Italy in lockdown, physicist and novelist Paolo Giordano explains how disease spreads in our interconnected world:
why it matters
how it impacts us how we must react
By expanding his focus to include other forms of contagion - from the environmental crisis to fake news and xenophobia - Giordano shows us not just how we got here but also how we can work together to move forward.
It is modest, lucid, calm, informed, directly helpful in trying to think about where we are now... The literature of the time after begins here. - Evening Standard
A slim guide to understanding this virus and preparing ourselves for what comes next. - The Times
Potent and original. - Sunday Times
PAOLO GIORDANO is a physicist and a bestselling writer. His first novel, THE SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS, was translated into more than 40 languages worldwide and won the Premio Strega (the Italian Booker).
Paolo is the author of the forthcoming novel HEAVEN AND EARTH and of the pamphlet HOW CONTAGION WORKS, a rallying cry inspired by the recent CoV-19 epidemic. He is also the creator of the new HBO series WE ARE WHO WE ARE, co-written and directed by Luca Guadagnino.
He holds a master's degree and a PhD in theoretical physics.