Not so long ago Emilio Brentani was a promising young author. Now he is an insurance agent on the fast track to forty. He gains a new lease of life when he falls for the gorgeous Angiolina - except that this angel happens to be an unapologetic cheat. But what begins as a comedy of infatuation and misunderstanding ends in tragedy as Emilio's jealousy and persistence in his folly leads to the loss of the one person whom, too late, he realises he really loves. Marked by deep humanity and earthy humour, by psychological insight and elegant simplicity of style, As a Man Grows Older is a brilliant study of hopeless love and hapless indecision.
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