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by Francesco Pacifico

The breakout novel by Francesco Pacifico, one of Italy’s most acclaimed writers, hailed by Dana Spiotta as “brilliantly funny and weirdly subversive”

Ludovica and Lorenzo live in Rome. She works in her...


Ernesto

by Umberto Saba & Estelle Gilson

A coming of age story that is a classic of gay literature, now in English for the first time 

An NYRB Classics Original

Ernesto is a classic of gay literature, a tender and complex tale of sexual awakening by...


The Twenty Days of Turin: A Novel

by Giorgio De Maria & Ramon Glazov

Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut.

In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some...


The Street Kids

by Pier Paolo Pasolini & Ann Goldstein

The Street Kids is the most important novel by Italy's preeminent late-20th Century author and intellectual, Pier Paolo Pasolini. A powerful, groundbreaking contemporary classic, The Street Kids is now available...


We Want Everything: A Novel

by Nanni Balestrini & Rachel Kushner

Explosive novel of Italy’s revolutionary 1969 by leading Italian novelist

It was 1969, and temperatures were rising across the factories of the north as workers demanded better pay and conditions. Soon, discontent...


Distant Light

by Antonio Moresco & Richard Dixon

A man lives in total solitude in an abandoned mountain village. But each night, at the same hour, a mysterious distant light appears on the far side of the valley and disturbs his isolation. What is it? Someone...


Like Family: A Novel

by Paolo Giordano & Anne Milano Appel

“From aide to nanny and housekeeper . . . Paolo Giordano examines this unusual relationship in the context of one household of three. . . . Spare, elegant.”The New York Times

 

“Like Family. . . demands...


Numero Zero

by Umberto Eco & Richard Dixon

From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder


Limbo

by Melania G. Mazzucco & Virginia Jewiss

A moving but unsentimental examination of one woman's life as she navigates life after war

It's Christmas Eve and twenty-seven-year-old Manuela Paris is returning home to a seaside town outside Rome. Years ago,...


The Human Body

by Paolo Giordano & Anne Milano Appel

From the bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a searing novel of the journey from youth into manhood

 

A heartrending, at times darkly comic but ultimately redemptive novel, Paolo Giordano’s...


Three Light-Years

by Andrea Canobbio & Anne Milano Appel

Cecilia and Claudio are doctors are the same hospital. They eat lunch together almost every day; they talk, sometimes even share secrets. Each is enmeshed in a complicated, painful relationship that has technically...


Truck driver

by Giovanni Zeoli

Giovanni è un camionista: giorni e notti sulla strada, solitudine e lunghe distanze, rapporti quasi esclusivamente telefonici, la branda dietro ai sedili come alcova. E all'alba si riparte, per una nuova transumanza...


Hunting Season: A Novel

by Andrea Camilleri & Stephen Sartarelli

From internationally bestselling author Andrea Camilleri, a brilliant, bawdy comedy that will surprise even the most die-hard Montalbano fans

In 1880s Vigàta, a stranger comes to town to open a pharmacy. Fofò...


On Earth as It Is in Heaven

by Davide Enia & Antony Shugaar

A dark, gripping coming-of-age tale that explores violence, friendship, family, and what it means to be a man

Summer, Palermo, early 1980s. The air hangs hot and heavy. The Mafia-ruled city is a powder keg ready...


The Leopard: A Novel

by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

A classic of modern fiction. Set in the 1860s, THE LEOPARD is the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution.


Time on My Hands

by Giorgio Vasta

When does a game stop being a game? And what would cause a young boy to commit an act of savage violence? In Time on My Hands by Giorgio Vasta, the year is 1978, and a chilling drama is unfolding in Rome. Members...


Indian Nocturne

by Antonio Tabucchi & Tim Parks

"An enjoyable, well-crafted little book."—The Complete Review Translated from the Italian, this winner of the Prix Medicis Etranger for 1987 is an enigmatic novel set in modern India. Roux, the narrator, is...


The Story of My Purity

by Francesco Pacifico & Stephen Twilley

An exuberant tale of a man caught between faith and freedom, from one of Italy's most talented young novelists

Thirty years old, growing flabby in a sexless marriage, Piero Rosini has decided to dedicate his...


If on a winter's night a traveler

by Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.

 

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a...


Invisible Cities

by Italo Calvino

Imaginary conversations between Marco Polo and his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, conjure up cities of magical times. “Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the...