Allegro Postillions (Paperback)
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Allegro Postillions (Paperback)

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Paperback 124 Pages / Published: 19/02/2009
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Massacre and revolution in the mountains of Calabria, passion and betrayal in a Venetian opera house, a web of baffled desire spun during a summer in Verona, a world where exile kills more swiftly than death itself, where innocence becomes a lethal weapon, where lies are saving graces - this is the brittle, bizarre and menacing background to Allegro Postillions. Jonathan Keates's prize-winning collection gathers together four stories of haunting and magnetic brilliance set in 19th-century Italy, a war-torn, emerging nation of secrets and enigmas, of sudden violence and muted anguish, a land where the sought-after beauties of art clash with the unavoidable truth of life as it is lived. 'Keates's florid tales of revolution and love, passion and exile, innocence and death create a highly charged atmosphere ... an exciting, adventurous book.' Sunday Times 'A dream object ... pre-eminently, wonderfully solid and [it] has the aura of palpable accomplishment ... a virtuoso performance.' Literary Review 'Morn Advancing ...alone justifies this book, and leaves an imprint on the memory like a Breughel landscape.' Times Literary Supplement 'Clever and extremely stylish.' Daily Telegraph

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571249114
Number of pages: 124
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 9 mm
Edition: Main

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