Malacqua Four Days of Rain in the City of Naples, Waiting for the Occurrence of an Extraordinary Event

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After a four-day deluge, Naples is flooded. Buildings collapse, sinkholes appear. Strange events spread across the city: ghostly voices emanate from a medieval castle and five-lire coins begin to play music, but only to ten-year-old children. A melancholy journalist searches for meaning as the narrative takes us into the minds of those who have suffered in the floods. Despite phenomenal initial success, the novel was withdrawn from publication at the author's request, and not reissued until after his death in 2012. Now translated into English for the first time, Malacqua remains a timely critique and a richly-peopled portrait of a much-mythologised city.

Book information

ISBN: 9781911508069
Publisher: And Other Stories
Imprint: And Other Stories
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 853.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 252g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 16mm