|Translated By:||Lahiri, Jhumpa|
|By (author):||Starnone, Domenico|
|Subject:||FICTION / Family Life|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Sagas|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.25in|
|From The Publisher*|
Sharp, succinct storytelling and breathtaking prose combine in this new novel by the author of theNew York Times Notable Book of the Year,New York Times editor's pick, aSunday Times andKirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year,Ties.
Imagine a duel between an elderly man and a mere boy. The same blood runs through their veins. One, Daniele Mallarico, is a successful illustrator whose reputation is slowly fading. The other, Mario, is his four-year-old grandson. The older combatant has lived for years in solitude, focusing obsessively on his work. The younger one has been left by his querulous parents with his grandfather for a 72-hour stay. Shut inside an apartment in Naples that is filled with the ghosts of Mallarico'sown childhood, grandfather and grandson match wits, while outside lurks Naples, a wily, violent, and passionate city whose influence is not easily shaken.
Trick is a gripping, wry, brilliantly devised drama, "an extremely playful literary composition," as Jhumpa Lahiri describes it in her introduction, about aging, family, art, and reconciling with one's past.
"[A] new book from Starnone isan event to celebrate."-Kirkus (Starred review)
"A maestro translated by a maestro. What more could anyone want?"-Jeffrey Eugenides
"I inhaledTrick, ran to Prairie Lights to getTies, and inhaled that one too.Trick is fantastic-savage and funny and profound. A little masterpiece."-Garth Greenwell
"Family ties and family dramas are at the core of this story, but both are written about with such stylistic elegance that readers will be astonished. Once again, Starnone gets it just right.Trick is a must-read!"-Huffington Post (Italy)
"InTrick, the sophisticated pleasures of meta-fiction live happily together with the elementary pleasures of a story well told, one full of suspense and surprise."-Internazionale
Praise for Domenico Starnone'sÂ Ties
|Biographical Note||Domenico Starnone was born in Naples and lives in Rome. He is the author of thirteen works of fiction, includingFirst Execution (Europa, 2009),Via Gemito, winner of Italy's most prestigious literary prize, the Strega, andTies (Europa, 2016), aNew York Times Editors pick.|
Jhumpa Lahiri is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author ofThe Interpreter of Maladies. Her books includeThe Namesake,Unaccustomed Earth,The Lowland, and, most recently,In Other Words, an exploration of language and identity.