Last Summer in the City

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This cult classic of Italian literature is witty, romantic, tragic and endlessly quotable. It is the first novel by this award-winning author to be published in English. With a foreword by André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name.

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A cult classic of Italian literature published in English for the first time, with a foreword by André Acimen, author of Call Me By Your Name

In the late 1960s, Leo Gazzara left his family in Milan and moved to Rome for work. Soon unemployed, he has spent his time in an alcoholic haze, bouncing between hotels, bars, romantic entanglements, and the homes of his rich and well-educated friends. Rome is indifferent. Leo drifts, aimless and alone.

On the evening of his thirtieth birthday, he meets Arianna, a young woman who is both fragile and seductive. All night they drive the city in Leo’s run-down Alfa Romeo, talking and talking. They eat brioche for breakfast, drink through the dawn, drive to the sea and back. A whirlwind beginning. This is the story of the year Leo fell in love and lost everything.

Intense, brief, witty and devastating, Last Summer in the City is a newly rediscovered classic of Italian literature. Translated into English for the first time by Howard Curtis, Gianfranco Calligarich’s romantic and despairing debut is reminiscent of The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises and The Catcher in the Rye.

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Weight0.348 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 13.5 × 2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

192

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

853.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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