Translated by K.E. Bättig von Wittelsbach. "My name is Milan because my mother adored books by Milan Kundera. But since her brother, named Misha, had been killed in a concentration camp, my mother always called me Misha and that is how I became Misha for everyone. My name can be written in many different ways, depending on the language. I prefer to write it as Misha." So begins Alain Elkann's tale of love and loss, but above all about loss.
Fiction. Italian & Italian American Studies.
Alain Elkann is an author, intellectual, and journalist who was born in New York and grew up in Italy. Of international fame, he is the author of more than thirty books many of which have been translated into numerous languages, including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew, Turkish, Japanese, and English. His many awards include the following: Premio Cesare Pavese, Premio Internazionale Tarquinia-Cardelli, Premio Capalbo, Premio Letterario Mondello-Città di Palermo, and the Premio Acqui Terme.