Erin Doom is the pen name of a young Italian writer who started off on Wattpad, the world’s most famous reading social media network, under the handle DreamsEater. Within a short space of time, her stories had registered a total of 6 million reads, conquering the audience’s heart. Magazzini Salani published her debut novel, Fabbricante di lacrime.
Nel modo in cui cade la neve
(The Way the Snow Falls)
Magazzini Salani, January 2022
Top Ten Bestseller List
A heart white as snow.
A love that rages like a blizzard.
A precious secret to keep beyond death.
Ivy grew up among frozen lakes and uncontaminated forests, surrounded by the snow she loves. This is why, after she is orphaned and forced to move to California, all she can think of is what she’s left behind. Canada and its land are a deep loss. Its mountains contain the past to which the girl is so attached, and that, unbeknown to her, makes her the carrier of a dangerous secret.
The only family she has left is that of John, her kind godfather. It’s not long before she realises that John’s son, Mason, is no longer the toothless little boy whose picture she saw as a child. He is now grown up, with the sharp eyes of a wild animal and a face like a lair of shadows. And the first time he smiles at her, menacing, curving his perfect lips, Ivy realises that living with him will be harder than she expected. Indeed, Mason doesn’t want her there and does nothing to conceal it.
As Ivy tries to keep her head above the violent waves of her new life by the ocean, Canada and its mysteries never cease to torment her while she does everything it takes to enable her heart, white as snow, to blossom once more, overcoming the winter cold.
World Spanish: Montena/Penguin Random House.
Fabbricante di lacrime
(Maker of Tears)
Magazzini Salani, May 2021
#1 Top Ten Bestseller List for 16 weeks in a row
over 270,000 copies sold
Watty Award winner
Wishing for a family. An impossible love.
Just one certainty: you cannot lie to the ‘maker of tears’.
English Sample Available
Within the walls of Grave, the orphanage in which Nica has grown up, stories and legends have always been told by candlelight. The most famous one is about the tear maker, a mysterious craftsman with eyes as clear as glass, guilty of having manufactured all the fears and anxieties that dwell in people’s hearts.
But, at the age of seventeen, the moment has come for Nica to leave all these dark childhood stories behind. Her greatest dream is about to come true. Mr and Mrs Milligan have begun the adoption procedures and are ready to give her the family she’s always wanted. However, Nica is not alone in the new house. Rigel, a restless, mysterious orphan, is also taken out of Grave, and he’s the last person Nica would wish for an adoptive brother. Rigel is intelligent, astute, plays the piano like a bewitching demon and is mesmerisingly handsome, but his angelic appearance conceals a dark temperament. Even though Nica and Rigel share a past filled with grief and deprivation, living together seems impossible; especially when the legend comes back to haunt their lives and the maker of tears suddenly grows increasingly real and draws nearer. Even so, gentle and brave, Nica is ready to do anything in order to protect her dream, because only by facing the nightmares that torment her will she finally be able to soar freely like the butterfly after which she was named.
Czech Rep: Omega; France: Hachette Romans; Korea: Noonkoip Publishing; Romania: Litera; World Spanish: Montena/Penguin Random House; Poland: Znak.
Movie rights sold: Colorado Film