Let the Games Begin

Niccolao Ammaniti (Author) Kylee Doust (Translator)
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Description

It's the night of the most decadent party of the century. A rags-to-riches real estate magnate has planned an over-the-top weekend safari for the who's-who of celebrities at his sprawling residence in Villa Ada--once a public park, now the largest private home in Rome. Starlets, politicians, soccer stars, and intellectuals all turn up to rub elbows.

Among them is a neurotically charming author struggling to write his next literary tome and pining for renewed recognition. He crosses paths with The Wilde Beasts of Abaddon, a satanic sect planning to ruin the evening's festivities in order to go down in history as a world-famous cult.

What was intended as the most spectacular fete of the year quickly descends into apocalyptic chaos.

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Black Cat
Publish Date
August 06, 2013
Pages
328
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.2 X 8.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802121110
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About the Author

Niccolo Ammaniti was born in Rome in 1966. He has written two collections of short stories and six novels, four of which have been translated into English. His second novel, "I'll Steal You Away," was long listed for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He was the youngest ever winner of the Italian Viareggio Literary Prize for Fiction for his best-selling novel "I'm Not Scared," which has been translated into thirty-five languages. "As God Commands" received the prestigious Premio Strega Prize in 2007, and his novel "Me and You" was made into a feature film by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Kylee Doust [translator] studied Italian literature and linguistics at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She has lived in Italy since 1998.

Reviews

"Niccolo Ammaniti has constructed a novel you will not easily forget, rescuing the genius of Federico Fellini to mix chaos, social criticism and chronic human frailties . . . A fast-paced, fevered comedy . . . Ammaniti is the most gifted writer of his generation." --"El Mundo"

"Brilliant, smooth, neurotic, and at times scathing." --"Le Monde"

"A bittersweet book where you laugh knowing that there really isn't anything to laugh about." --"La Repubblica"
"This book pulls off a rare feat: an action-packed but well-paced satire populated with characters rather than caricatures" --"Publishers Weekly"

"[A] raunchy, satirical romp." --Ian Rankin, author of the Inspector Rebus series

""Let the Games Begin" may well be the print version of "La Dolce Vita" set today." --"L'Unita"

"Niccolo Ammaniti has constructed a novel you will not easily forget, rescuing the genius of Federico Fellini to mix chaos, social criticism and chronic human frailties . . . A fast-paced, fevered comedy . . . Ammaniti is the most gifted writer of his generation." --"El Mundo"

"Brilliant, smooth, neurotic, and at times scathing." --"Le Monde"

"A bittersweet book where you laugh knowing that there really isn't anything to laugh about." --"La Repubblica"