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Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles

And Other Miracles

Fabio Bartolomei
Paperback | Engels
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A raucous debut novel of organized--and unorganized--crime. "A story that takes itself unseriously enough to be funny" (The Daily Beast, "This Week's Hot Reads").

Diego is a forty-something car salesman with a talent for telling half-truths. Fausto sells watches over the phone. Claudio manages (barely) his family-owned neighborhood supermarket. The characteristic common to each of these three men is their abject mediocrity. Yet, mediocrity being the mother of outrageous invention, they embark on a project that would be too ambitious in scope for any single one of them, let alone all three together. They decide to flee the city and to open a rustic holiday farmhouse in the Italian countryside outside Naples.
Their misconceived endeavor would have been challenging enough for these three unlikely entrepreneurs, but when a local mobster arrives and demands they pay him protection money, things go from bad to worse. Now their ordinary (if wrongheaded) attempt to run a small business in an area that organized crime syndicates consider their own becomes a quixotic act of defiance.
A "miraculous" Italian comedy that will have readers laughing out loud, Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles marks Fabio Bartolomei's vivid debut.

"An entertaining and humorous debut."--La Repubblica

"A melancholy yet hopeful fable told with a smile."--Internazionale

"Left the kind of smile on my face that doesn't go unnoticed and which people often mistake for a kind of facial paralysis."--Valentina Aversano, Setteperuno


  • Productcode (EAN): 9781609450830
  • Verschijningsdatum: 30/10/2012
  • Aantal bladzijden: 288
  • Uitgeverij: Europa Editions
  • Auteur(s): Fabio Bartolomei
  • Afmetingen: 135 mm x 206 mm
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  • Aantal bladzijden: 288
  • Taal: Engels


  • Productcode (EAN): 9781609450830
  • Verschijningsdatum: 30/10/2012
  • Uitvoering: Paperback
  • Bestandsformaat: Trade paperback (VS)
  • Afmetingen: 135 mm x 206 mm
  • Gewicht: 430 g