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Format 125x205 Hardcover
ISBN ebook: 9783701745203
published in Januar 2016
Waiting for Gianni
A love story in seven years
Susanne Scholl tells a touching and humorous story of waiting and dreaming and of moments of truth that happen when we least expect them.
Lilly spends seven summers with her Italian friends on Sardinia, savoring the uncomplicated, delightful air of an endless vacation – and time spent with Gianni, who is the opposite of a Latin lover, but impossible to forget. Seven winters bring Lilly back to Vienna and the unpleasant routine of her daily life: Her ex-husband has a new, young girlfriend, her best friend dies of cancer, and her father comes out of the closet and writes a tell-all book about it. And so Lilly escapes into a fantasy world, dreaming of life with Gianni, of having a child. But the last summer forces her to finally bring her wishes and reality face to face.
Susanne Scholl, born 1949 in Vienna, studied Slavic studies in Rome and Moscow. She is best known for her many years as the ORF's foreign correspondent in Moscow. Susanne Scholl has published numerous works and received several awards for her journalistic work and humanitarian commitment, a.o., the Concordia prize and the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art. Her last publication is "Emma schweigt" (2013).