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Malacqua

By (author) Nicola Pugliese
Translated by Shaun Whiteside
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: And Other Stories, High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Published: 7th Nov 2017
Dimensions: w 124mm h 196mm d 18mm
Weight: 250g
ISBN-10: 1911508067
ISBN-13: 9781911508069
Barcode No: 9781911508069
Synopsis
After a four-day deluge, Naples is flooded. Buildings collapse, sinkholes appear. Strange events spread across the city: ghostly voices emanate from a medieval castle and five-lire coins begin to play music, but only to ten-year-old children. A melancholy journalist searches for meaning as the narrative takes us into the minds of those who have suffered in the floods. Despite phenomenal initial success, the novel was withdrawn from publication at the author's request, and not reissued until after his death in 2012. Now translated into English for the first time, Malacqua remains a timely critique and a richly peopled portrait of a much-mythologised city.

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