The Past Is a Foreign Country

by Gianrico Carofiglio (Author), Howard Curtis (Translator)

An international bestseller and winner of Italy's prestigious Premio Bancarella prize--an intense psychological thriller in the vein of The Talented Mr. Ripley

As world-weary Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless nights hunting for the serial rapist terrorizing his city, trainee lawyer Giorgio is befriended by dangerously charismatic Francesco. Slowly the innocent Giorgio is lured into a corrupt world of beautiful women and casual violence. Then one terrifying night Giorgio is forced to realize just how far he has left his past behind.

"Set largely in the southern Italian city of Bari, this stylish psychological thriller from Carofiglio (A Walk in the Dark) fuses Jack Kerouac's On the Road with hard-edged crime fiction à la Henning Mankell's Inspector Wallander saga." - Publishers Weekly

Book Details

Publication Date
July 19, 2010
Publisher
Page count
256
ISBN
9781429908269
Paper ISBN
9780312383961