January 13, 2021 | pp. 229-247 (through “with love from your father.”)
Roberta, writing about Alberico: “He always seems like somebody who has just walked for miles and miles.” Roberta is really a solace. She sees the homelessness and rootlessness of Alberico better than anyone else.
“Don’t think I’m not astonished to have married her. I feel astonished about it every day. I don’t know if she wonders why she has married me.”
A dreadful clarity: never self-deceptive, Giuseppeis is nevertheless an effective saboteur of his own life and other lives.
Alberico mis-remembering Lucrezia’s name as Ophelia: is there something otherworldly about her? She, despite the messes she has made, continues to occupy the center of many people’s attention.
January 5, 2021 | pp. 1-20 (through “We will see one another next Saturday. I’ll bring Ignazio Fegiz. Egisto”)
January 11, 2021 | pp. 108-130 (through “Let me know if you are still sleeping in the room with the bear-cubs. Lucrezia”)
January 14, 2021 | pp. 171-191 (through “…in which your future is fated and all mapped out for you. Egisto.”)
January 16, 2021 | pp. 212-228 (through “I buy black underpants so that I won’t have to wash them so often.”)
January 17, 2021 | pp. 229-247 (through “I buy black underpants so that I won’t have to wash them so often.”)
January 18, 2021 | pp. 248-265 (through “…and anyway she doesn’t like children. Yours, Giuseppe)
January 19, 2021 | pp. 248-265 (through “…and anyway she doesn’t like children. Yours, Giuseppe)