Grove Press, Black Cat
July 17, 2006
5.1 X 0.42 X 7.3 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Born in Catania, Melissa P. lives in the village of Aci Castello in Sicily. She is now eighteen years old, and about to leave high school. Los Cien Golpes is her first novel.
Shaun Whiteside is a Northern Irish translator of French, Dutch, German, and Italian literature. He has translated many novels, including Manituana and Altai by Wu Ming, The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink, and Magdalene the Sinner by Lilian Faschinger, which won him the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for German Translation in 1997.
"What's most remarkable about this staggeringly assured debut is not the sexual smorgasbord--voyeurism, sadomasochism, group sex, etc., etc.--but the utter lack of any distractions from sex. ... A junior-league Catherine M. bound to raise just as many eyebrows this side of the Atlantic."