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21%OFFDomenico Starnone - The House on Via Gemito: Winner of the Strega Prize - 9781787704534 - V9781787704534
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The House on Via Gemito: Winner of the Strega Prize

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LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2024

“Starnone uses languages the way a great painter works with colour, conjuring the illusion of three dimensions from a blank flat surface.” —Jhumpa Lahiri

“One of Italy’s most accomplished novelists.” —The Guardian 

“Masterly.” —Times Literary Supplement 

The modest apartment on Via Gemito smells of paint and white spirit. The furniture is pushed up against the wall to create a make-shift studio, and drying canvases must be moved off the beds each night.

Federì, a railway clerk, is convinced that, if he didn’t have a family to feed, he’d be a world-famous painter. Talented, ambitious, ... Read more

Years later, his first-born son will tell the story of a man he spent his whole life trying not to resemble. 

Narrated against the background of a Naples still marked by WWII and first published in Italy over 20 years ago, The House on Via Gemito is a masterpiece of contemporary Italian literature. 

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2023
Publisher
Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Condition
New
Number of Pages
480
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781787704534
SKU
V9781787704534
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-50

About Domenico Starnone
Domenico Starnone was born in Naples and lives in Rome. He is the author of thirteen works of fiction, including First Execution(Europa, 2009), Ties (Europa, 2017) a Sunday Times Best Book of the Year, Trick (Europa, 2018), a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award and the 2019 PEN Translation Prize, Trust (Europa, 2021), and The House on Via Gemito (Europa, 2023), winner of Italy’s most prestigious literary prize, the ... Read more

Reviews for The House on Via Gemito: Winner of the Strega Prize
"Starnone uses languages the way a great painter works with colour, conjuring the illusion of three dimensions from a blank flat surface."
Jhumpa Lahiri
"Starnone packs a huge amount into a small compass."
The Sunday Times
"[Starnone] portrays unflinchingly the violence, physical and verbal, that can erupt within the closest relationships."
Financial Times
"450 ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for The House on Via Gemito: Winner of the Strega Prize


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