First published in 1992, Tre metri sopra il cielo (Three Meters Above the Sky) by Italian author Federico Moccia was, and still is, one of the biggest publishing phenomena of recent times in several countries. His novels have become undisputed benchmark for young audiences with similar impact as the ones by John Green, Marc Lévy or Cecelia Ahern. Rome already has the “Moccia route”, the sentences of his books are written on the walls of the city and, as the protagonists of his second novel do, thousands of young Italians (and readers from other countries) seal their love by attaching a padlock on the Ponte Milvio, (and so many other bridges around Europe!).
Now, twenty-five years later of his first novel, Three Meters Above the Sky, Federico Moccia returns at his best with his most-loved characters to close the trilogy that title started. Everything that readers and fans have been discussing and wondering for more than a decade will be finally answered. Three Times You (Tre volte te) is the working title for the closing novel, in which six years have passed for Step, Babi and Gin since the second title of the trilogy, I Want You (Ho voglia di te) and nine from the first one. There's no doubt that this will be yet another big success and will delight Moccia's fans all over the world.
After a keenly contested auction, Three Times You (Tre volte te) will be published in Italian (original language) by Nord, an imprint of Mauri Spagnol. The editorial director, Cristina Prasso, said: «We are so happy to be able to work with such an important and great author. We always do our best, but this time, we'll do it even better.» The novel will come out in April 2017.
In Spanish, where Federico Moccia is immensely popular with sales of several hundreds of thousands of copies of each title, Tre volte te is coming out on January 24th 2017, just in time for Valentine's Day with great expectations.
In the pictures below, Federico Moccia with the full manuscript, hand-written, of Tre volte te!