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Outsiders By Roberto Saviano


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Six Italians writing from the margins: these stories are linked by common themes of belonging, dislocation and identity, and together they take the pulse of a country in turmoil.
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Outsiders by Roberto Saviano

In Roberto Saviano's The Opposite of Death, a town in southern Italy is haunted by the war in Afghanistan, where one by one its sons are dying. In Ferengi, Carlo Lucarelli explores the Italian settlement of Eritrea a century ago, when the actions of a maid became pivotal to the fate of an exploitative colonial family. Valeria Parrella's The Prize, set in the Italian countryside during the Second World War, reminds us that revenge is a dish best served cold, while Piero Colaprico's Stairway C is a breathless Milanese crime novel in miniature. Grassroots writers' collective Wu Ming show how an Italian cheese-maker can become a hero in American Parmesan, and in Another Kind of Solitude, Simona Vinci suggests that it is only when we are on the outside, or alone, that we find true freedom.

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Outsiders Reviews

'A fine collection of short stories' Mark Sanderson, Sunday Telegraph. * Sunday Telegraph *

About Roberto Saviano

Roberto Saviano writes for La Repubblica as well as many newspapers around the world. After the success of Gomorrah, he received several serious death threats that obliged the Italian government to provide him with 24-hour protection. He has been living in hiding since 2006.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Ben Faccini. The Other Side of Death by Roberto Saviano (translated by Abigail Asher). Ferengi by Carlo Lucarelli (translated by Ben Faccini). The Prize by Valeria Parrella (translated by Rebecca Servadio). Stairway C by Piero Colaprico (translated by Mark Mahan). American Parmesan by Wu Ming (translated by N.S. Thompson). Another Kind of Solitude by Simona Vinci (translated by Chenxin Jiang).

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Outsiders by Roberto Saviano
Roberto Saviano
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Quercus Publishing
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