At the End of A Dull DayBook - 2013
Giorgio Pellerini, the unforgettable and unconscionable anti-hero of the Edgar-award nominated The Goodbye Kiss , has been living an 'honest' life for eleven years. He's been running his restaurant, attending to his happy marriage, and cultivating just the right network of friends and associates. But the good life Giorgio's put so much effort into guaranteeing for himself is under threat. His lawyer has been playing Giorgio for a fool and now he is forced into service as an unwilling errand boy for an organized crime syndicate. At one time, Giorgio wouldn't have thought twice about robbing, kidnapping and killing in order to get out of a mess like this. But he's not as young as he used to be and facing his foes directly may no longer be the best approach. His desperation to get his old new life back knows no bounds. Neither does his thirst for revenge. Giorgio quickly learns that killing people is a bit like riding a bicycle. Praise for Massimo Carlotto 'Cold and heartless - but, in a creepy way, fascinating.' The New York Times 'Those with a taste - even a need - for an occasional inky cup of bitter honesty should lap this up.' The Chicago Tribune 'For Carlotto, hate and revenge trump love and forgiveness every time. His is a nihilistic vision but, if you are drawn to noir, a compelling one.' Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post 'Beneath the conventions of Continental noir is a remarkable study of corruption and redemption in a world where revenge is best served ice-cold.' Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2013
Branch Call Number: M CARLOTTO
Characteristics: 183 pages ; 21 cm.