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Presentation of the English version of "La Ferocia". A book by Nicola Lagioia



Presentation of the English version of

ferocityWinner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy's preeminent prize for fiction, "Ferocity" is a cinematic suspense novel that also addresses vital social questions, a combination of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" and Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom", filtered through the fierce Mediterranean vision of Elena Ferrante.

Southern Italy, the 1980s. On a hot summer's night under a full moon, far from the outlying neighborhoods of a southern Italian metropolis, Clara stumbles naked, dazed, and bloodied down a major highway. When she dies no-one is able to say exactly how or why, but her brother cannot free himself from her memory or from the questions surrounding her death. The more he learns about her life and death, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to social prominence.

At once an intimate family saga, a history of an entire region, and a portrait of the moral and political corruption of a whole society, "Ferocity" is an exhilirating, ambitious, and vivid work of fiction by Italy's foremost literary novelist.

Nicola Lagioia, born in Bari in 1973, is an editor for the Italian publisher Minimum Fax. He is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. His books have been awarded the Strega Prize, the Premio Volponi, and the Premio Viareggio, among others. He lives in Rome. Ferocity is his English-language debut.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

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Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago