Rights offering detail :
Scherzetto (Trick)
Feb. 14, 2018
Author:
Domenico Starnone
Category:
Fiction: General/Other
Description:
Sharp, succinct storytelling and breathtaking prose combine in this new novel by the author of the New York Times editor’s pick, Ties.

Imagine a duel between an elderly man and a mere boy. The same blood runs through their veins. One, Daniele Mallarico, is a successful illustrator whose reputation is slowly fading. The other, Mario, is his four-year-old grandson. The older combatant has lived for years in solitude, focusing obsessively on his work. The younger one has been left by his querulous parents with his grandfather for a 72-hour stay. Shut inside an apartment in Naples that is filled with the ghosts of Mallarico’s own childhood, grandfather and grandson match wits, while outside lurks Naples, a wily, violent, and passionate city whose influence is not easily shaken.

Trick is a gripping, wry, brilliantly devised drama, “an extremely playful literary composition,” as Jhumpa Lahiri describes it in her introduction, about aging, family, art, and reconciling with one’s past.
Rights sold:
Brazil (Todavia), Denmark (Grif), Finland (WSOY), France (Fayard), Israel (Keter Books), Norway (Bazar Forlag), Poland (Foksal), Romania (Litera), Sweden (Bazar Forlag), World English Rights (Europa Editions)
Other Information:
https://www.europaeditions.com/book/9781609454449/trick
Contact:
Valeria Zito
Giulio Einaudi editore
valeria.zito@einaudi.it
Offering #:
13639
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