Earthquake I.D.

John Domini (Author)


The first novel in John Domini's Naples trilogy, Earthquake I.D. appeared in spring '07. Set in a famously troubled and romantic Southern Italian seaport, following the next earthquake, the story combines family and social crises with an element of fantasy and pervasive humor. The novel won wide critical praise and was nominated for a Pulitzer and other prizes. Richard Ford, an earlier Pulitzer winner, called it "a wonderful novel of an old-fashioned sort...a rich feast." Steve Erickson, author of Zeroville, called Domini "a writer of the world, with a deft talent for negotiating the currents of our age."In April 2009, an Italian translation appeared, under the title Terremoto Napoletano. Again reviews have been strong.

Product Details

$20.95  $18.86
Red Hen Press
Publish Date
May 01, 2007
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

John Domini has won awards in all genres, publishing fiction in Paris Review, Ploughshares, and anthologies, and non-fiction in GQ, the New York Times, and elsewhere, including Italian journals. The New York Times has praised his work as "dreamlike, grabs hold of both reader and character," and Alan Cheuse, of NPR's "All Things Considered," described it as "witty and biting." Richard Ford called his 2007 novel, Earthquake I.D., "wonderful, a rich feast," and the Emerging Writers Network, in a four-and-a-half-star review, called that book and A Tomb on the Periphery, in 2008, "back-to-back stunners." Domini has worked as a visiting writer at many universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, and Grinnell. Italian publication for Earthquake I.D., is through the house that was the first to translate Don DeLillo, and they will also be handling A Tomb on the Periphery.