Let the Games Begin

Product Number: EB00640955
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802193551
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
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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 planned an extraordinary wild animal safari-the party to end all parties. Among the guests is Fabrizio Ciba, a neurotically charming author struggling to write his next great literary tome in order to rebuild his reputation. In an unexpected turn of events, he crosses paths with a beautiful, enigmatic pop singer and the Wilde Beasts of Abaddon, a fledgling satanic sect planning her demise in exchange for global fame. The world outside the mansion gates is soon forgotten, and all rules of civility are broken. What was intended as the most spectacular night quickly descends into apocalyptic chaos as the excesses of modern life are indulged to extremes. What mayhem will ensue once the games begin? Internationally best-selling author NiccolO Ammaniti strikes a masterful balance between farce and tragedy as he brings a rapturous dose of anarchic absurdity to this portrait of a status-obsessed, self-indulgent society. A calamitous, supercharged, and wildly enjoyable satire, Let the Games Begin will surprise, delight, and frighten.

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Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2013

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Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
Narrator(s): Kylee Doust
Product Number BN5241
Released: Aug 06, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
ISBN: #9781486203185

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