The Human Body
is the long awaited second novel by Italian author Paolo Giordano
, and is an inspired story of modern war that follows a motley cast of Italian soldiers stationed in one of the deadliest places on earth—Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ice in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan. It’s here, under the scorching, inescapable sun, a group of inexperienced soldiers are forced to navigate the irreversible journey from youth into manhood. Any false step along this treacherous terrain could cost them their lives.
Paolo Giordano is the author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which has been translated into more than forty languages. He has a PhD in particle physics and is now a full-time writer. He lives in Italy.
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