Malacqua: Four Days of Rain in the City of Naples, Waiting for the Occurrence of an Extraordinary Event

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UPC: 9781911508069
Author: Nicola Pugliese
Translator: Shaun Whiteside
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: And Other Stories (November 14, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1911508067
  • ISBN-13: 978-1911508069
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7 inches

Four days of rain trigger strange events across Naples: ghostly voices are heard and musical coins appear. As a journalist searches for meaning, we follow those enduring the floods. This portrait of a much-mythologized city captivated Italy when it was first published in 1977. Withdrawn at the author's request until his death in 2012, this is its first English publication.


'This is a book with a meaning and a force and a message.' Italo Calvino ---------- 'A marvellous writer!' Roberto Saviano

About the Author

Nicola Pugliese: Nicola Pugliese (Milan, 1944 - Avella, 2012) lived almost all his life in Naples. His only novel, Malacqua, was published by Italo Calvino when he was the publisher at the renowned publishing house Einaudi.
Shaun Whiteside: Shaun Whiteside is an award-winning translator from Italian, French, German and Dutch. He lives in London, UK.