"Tasmania" is a novel about the future. The future we fear, but also dream of, that we will hardly have, but can still build. The general feeling in our age is that we are already losing control of the world and ourselves, and Paolo Giordano's warm voice expresses it in a unique way. After all, everyone is looking for their Tasmania, their promised land, where they will be saved.
And to show the danger hanging over today's generations, Giordano draws a parallel with the nuclear apocalypse that befell Hiroshima and Nagasaki, describing his meetings with the last living hibakusha - survivors of the hell of the atomic bomb.
In "Tasmania" a journalist goes to a climate conference and travels to numerous cities and countries, never to return home to his wife. But this crisis is not only that of a couple, but also of a generation and the world as we know it. In writing, the author ventures into a place of self-revelation where demons can be tamed, and fear can be conquered.
Fascinating as well as instructive, "Tasmania" is one of the few serious novels that make the reader think about the actions of humanity today and take responsibility for its future.