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Baba Dunja’s Last Love - Alina Bronsky

Translated from German by Tim Mohr
Shortlisted for the 2018 Dublin Literary Award

The one thing you can be sure of when reading Alina Bronsky is that she never writes the same novel twice.   332 more words

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The evolution of Dr. Francine Burk

Audrey Schulman’s new novel, her fifth, tells an absorbing story anchored on the brilliance of the main character. Think Holden Caulfield or Katniss Everdeen… 677 more words

Good Books

Baba Dunja

Baba Dunja is an indomitable woman. She won’t let anything as trifling as a major nuclear disaster move her from her home. So back she moved, in to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and carried on growing her vegetables as if nothing had happened. 245 more words

Translation

Ferocity

I have almost no idea what is going on in this book. It all comes together in the end, sort of, but keeping up requires fierce concentration, a willingness to accept metaphors and metaphysics, and the ability to jump through perspectives and time and space. 372 more words

2017 Vancouver Writers Fest

Trick - a stylish drama from one of Italy's best writers

“–Grandpa, I’m gonna play a trick on you.”

In the blurb to Domenico Starnone’s Trick the reader is asked to “Imagine a duel between two men” – and it’s impossible to read this book without doing exactly that. 416 more words

Literary Fiction & Non-Fiction

Carte Blanche by Carlo Lucarelli

Carte Blanche by Carlo Lucarelli

Italian crime fiction

Original title – Carta bianca

Translator – Michael Reynolds

Source – personal copy

I’m on too the second book for Italian Lit month and a crime novel. 617 more words

2018

Modern Italy Is a Corrupt Dystopia in 'Ferocity'

Nicola Lagioia’s English-language debut, Ferocity, opens with a jarring scene: an unnamed girl, “naked and ashen, and covered in blood,” stumbles down a dark street, observed only by insects, a rat, and a “sky dancer lunging skyward.” Translated by Antony Shugaar, this sumptuous opener seems to set up a typical murder mystery, but it quickly wields allegory, social realism, domestic drama, and myth to create a layered and expansive novel. 1,054 more words

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