Trick

Product Number: EB00769153
Released: Sep 27, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609454456
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Shortlisted for the 2018 National Book Awards One of The Globe & Mail's Best Books of 2018 A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction in Translation of 2018 book Sharp, succinct storytelling and breathtaking prose combine in this new novel by the author of Ties, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Reviews and Sunday Times Best Book of the Year. Trick is a stylish drama about ambition, family, and old-age that goes beyond the ordinary and predictable. Imagine a duel between two men. One, Daniele Mallarico, is a successful illustrator who, in the twilight of his years, feels that his reputation and his artistic prowess are fading. The other, Mario, is Daniele's four-year-old grandson. Daniele has been living in a cold northern city for years, in virtual solitude, focusing obsessively on his work, when his daughter asks if he would come to Naples for a few days and babysit Mario while she and her husband attend a conference. Shut inside his childhood home-an apartment in the center of Naples that is filled with the ghosts of Mallarico's past-grandfather and grandson match wits as Daniele heads toward a reckoning with his own ambitions and life choices. Outside the apartment, pulses Naples, a wily, violent, and passionate city whose influence can never be shaken. Trick is a gripping, brilliantly devised drama, "an extremely playful literary composition," as Jhumpa Lahiri describes it in her introduction, by the Strega Prize-winning novelist whom many coinsider to be one of Italy's greatest living writers.

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Author(s): Domenico Starnone
Original Publish Date: Mar 06, 2018

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Author(s): Domenico Starnone
Narrator(s): Will Damron
Product Number Z100147784
Released: Apr 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541464575

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