Clash of Civilisations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio

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Clash of Civilisations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio tells the story of the immigrant tenants of a building in Rome, who offer skewed accounts of a murder.

In this award-winning satire by the Algerian-born Italian author Amara Lakhous, each character takes his or her turn centre-stage, “giving evidence,” recounting his or her story―the dramas of emigration, the daily equivocations of immigration, the fears and misunderstandings of a life spent on society’s margins, abused by mainstream culture’s fears and indifference, preconceptions and insensitivity.

What emerges is a touching story that is common to us all, whether we live in Rome, London or in Los Angeles.


"The author's real subject is the heave and crush of modern, polyglot Rome, and he renders the jabs of everyday speech with such precision that the novel feels exclaimed rather than written."―THE NEW YORKER

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£8.99  £8.54
Publisher
Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
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Language
English
Type
Paperback
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9781787703841

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