Sobre o livro
Shortlisted for the 2018 National Book Awards
One ofThe Globe & Mail's Best Books of 2018
AKirkus Reviews Best Fiction in Translation of 2018 book
Sharp, succinct storytelling and breathtaking prose combine in this new novel by the author ofTies, aNew York Times Notable Book of the Year, and aKirkus Reviews andSunday Times Best Book of the Year.
Trick is a stylish drama about ambition, family, and old-age that goes beyond the ordinary and predictable. Imagine a duel between two men. One, Daniele Mallarico, is a successful illustrator who, in the twilight of his years, feels that his reputation and his artistic prowess are fading. The other, Mario, is Daniele's four-year-old grandson. Daniele has been living in a cold northern city for years, in virtual solitude, focusing obsessively on his work, when his daughter asks if he would come to Naples for a few days and babysit Mario while she and her husband attend a conference. Shut inside his childhood homean apartment in the center of Naples that is filled with the ghosts of Mallarico's pastgrandfather and grandson match wits as Daniele heads toward a reckoning with his own ambitions and life choices.
Outside the apartment, pulses Naples, a wily, violent, and passionate city whose influence can never be shaken.
Trick is a gripping, brilliantly devised drama, "an extremely playful literary composition," as Jhumpa Lahiri describes it in her introduction, by the Strega Prize-winning novelist whom many coinsider to be one of Italy's greatest living writers.