South Buy from other retailers

Publication Date: May 16, 2023

384 pp


List Price US: $18.99

ISBN: 978-1-63542-204-7

Trim Size: 5.31 x 7.97 x 0.98 in.


List Price US: $11.99

ISBN: 978-1-63542-205-4


A Novel

by Mario Fortunato Translated by Julia Macgibbon

“[An] archly observed novel…playful, kaleidoscopic…wonderfully eccentric minor characters—chauffeurs, nursemaids, household servants—vie for center stage with the equally eccentric bourgeois clans that employ them…it’s ‘like a page out of Proust but without any aristocrats.’” —New York Times Book Review

“[An] exuberant, dizzying family saga…[a] wild ride through twentieth-century Italy, both political and personal.” —Booklist

“A sweeping story of family, community, and country, South is a saga in the truest sense of the word. In lush, enthralling, often funny prose, Fortunato beautifully captures both the great dramas and small poignancies that make up a life.” —Francesca Giacco, author of Six Days in Rome

“Gorgeous, sensual, seductive, and magnetic…a journey through time, history, space, passions.” —Giornale di Brescia

“[Fortunato’s] most beautiful book…a family saga with all the nuances of love and pain.” —Convenzionali

Praise for Mario Fortunato:

“As I read Fortunato’s writing, I have the impression of being faced with that kind of writer, rare in Italian literature, who, despite starting from a poetic state of mind, nevertheless manages to be a storyteller.” —Alberto Moravia

“Mario Fortunato is a natural storyteller.” —Doris Lessing

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/sites/ on line 2781