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Ring Lardner – Out of breath

Breath of emptiness The characters of this collection of short stories act in the glorious America of the 30s between New York and Chicago. They...

Silvia Accorrà – Each crime and every kindness

"... and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future". David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Erri de Luca – In the name of the mother

We are all Miriàm “In the name of the father”: marks the beginning of the sign of the cross whereas In the name of the...

David Valentini – It’s the law

It’s been twenty years today. I almost forgot. Had you not been interviewed today maybe I would have never thought about that. Look how...

Henry James – The Middle Years

A promise not kept March 1st. 1869. Henry James arrived in Liverpool and, had a sudden whim to go London, the city with which he...

Rogelio Iriarte – The Prince of Death

The ambiguous intertwining between good and evil "I need your help to turn myself in". An old man tells this to a journalist called Arsenio Cabrales. "Being...

John Dickson Carr – The Crooked Hinge

Murders and witchcraft A rich English squire who miraculously survived the sinking of the Titanic - and is haunted by weird nightmares - is accused...

Elaine Feeney – The Harvest

There is nothing in the old Tuam beet factory only a greasy fluthering of  Natterer’s bats and some gnawing weasels. Once the full silos were emptied...

Cataldo Russo – Don Pietraviva’s Fences

“Don Pietraviva’s fences” is a milestone of Italian fiction, a choral fresco which relates the fate of the poor.  Central to the novel is...

Ruth Rendell – The Second Wexford Omnibus

The irresistible Wexford People like Wexford because he’s not pleasing: he’s got a potbelly and sometimes he’s arrogant in showing off his culture, especially the...