Clash of Civilisations over an Elevator in Piazza

Amara Lakhous , Ann Goldstein

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Piazza Vittorio is home to a polyglot community of immigrants who have come to Rome from all over the world. When a tenant is murdered in the building's elevator, the delicate balance is thrown into disarray.

As each of the victim's neighbours is questioned by the police, readers are offered an all-access pass into the neighbourhood and the minds of its inhabitants. With language as vibrant as the area it describes, each character takes their turn "giving evidence." Their various stories reveal much about the drama of racial identity and the anxieties of a life spent on society's margins, but also bring to life the hilarious imbroglios of this Italian melting pot.

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$25.00

Piazza Vittorio is home to a polyglot community of immigrants who have come to Rome from all over the world. When a tenant is murdered in the building's elevator, the delicate balance is thrown into disarray.

As each of the victim's neighbours is questioned by the police, readers are offered an all-access pass into the neighbourhood and the minds of its inhabitants. With language as vibrant as the area it describes, each character takes their turn "giving evidence." Their various stories reveal much about the drama of racial identity and the anxieties of a life spent on society's margins, but also bring to life the hilarious imbroglios of this Italian melting pot.

Pages - 131

Binding - Paperback

Publisher - Europa Editions

Publication Date -

ISBN - 9781787703841

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