Tuesday, 19. March 2019, Bookstore1Sarasota, Lost in Translation Book Club

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The Lost in Translation Book Club led by Elsie Souza. This month we’re discussing ***** by Domenico Starnone translated by Jhumpa Lahiri. Part of our Passage to India speaker series. Shortlisted for the 2018 National Book Awards. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction in Translation selection for 2018. 
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.
***** 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.
***** 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.

Lost in Translation Book Club

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