Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOKS OF 2017It is four years since the virus came, killing every adult in its path. Not long after that the electricity failed. Food and water started running out. Fires raged uncontrolled across the country.Now Anna cares for h...


  • You are invited to attend the most decadent fete of the century. Italian high-society and international celebrities are gathered at Villa Ada, once a sprawling public park, now the largest private home in Rome. The host, a rags-to-riches tycoon, has ...


  • From internationally best-selling author Niccolň Ammaniti, comes a funny, tragic, gut-punch of a novel, charting how an unlikely alliance between two outsiders blows open one family's secrets. Lorenzo Cumi is a fourteen-year-old misfit. To quell t...


  • From the internationally best-selling author of I’m Not Scared comes a dizzying and compulsively readable novel set in a moribund town in industrial Italy, where a father and son contend with a hostile world and their own inner demons. The economic...


  • Cristiano is thirteen. Home life is far from perfect, and when his drink-sozzled father and two reprobate friends come up with a plan to rob a bank, Cristiano sees the chance of a better life. But as a tremendous storm brews that night, the perfect c...


  • Praise for the authors:“Niccolò Ammaniti has written a deft masterpiece without a false note.”—Michel Dibdin, Guardian“The Italy of Massimo Carlotto is a different world entirely, a dangerous setting for serious crimes committed by cruel men...


  • Italian literary superstar Niccolò Ammaniti’s debut novel, I’m Not Scared, prompted gushing praise, hit international best-seller lists, and was made into a smash indie film. With his highly anticipated follow-up, Ammaniti takes his unparalleled...


  • Ischiano Scalo. A place where even the main road out to the nearest big town gives up after a couple of miles, where escape from a life of boredom and emptiness is almost impossible. Forced into crimes he never wanted to commit, Pietro reaches crisis...


  • “Stop all this talk about monsters, Michele. Monsters don’t exist. It’s men you should be afraid of, not monsters.”A sweltering heat wave hits a tiny village in Southern Italy, sending the adults to seek shelter, while their children bicycle ...