'It turns an unforgiving spotlight turned on an increasingly unstable world. We can only hope that Longo's visionary diagram of our possible future remains on the printed page' Independent.
'gruesome, intense and strange ... a Eurozone nightmare brought to life on the page' Financial Times.
'The Last Man Standing is set to be one of the best novels this year' SFX.
'With mesmerising control of language, Longo weaves a tale that will leave readers with much to think about long after they have put it down' The Irish Examiner.
'this is a complex and compelling investigation of the behaviour of survival' TLS.
'a totally unique novel that blends despair with hope and angst with serenity so well that it deserves to be held in similar high esteem. An inspiring read' We Love This Book.
'We suspect that Davide Longo is the most talented and intense Italian novelist of his generation' Valentina Pigmei, G.Q.
'Longo has succeeded in crafting a shimmering parable' Maike Albath, Süddeutsche Zeitung.
'The depiction of civilisation's end is terrifyingly convincing ... After reading this, life in Ireland under austerity seems a nonstop frolic' The Irish Times.
From the Back Cover
Italy in 2025 is on the brink of collapse: borders are closed, banks withhold money, armed gangs of drug-fuelled youths roam the countryside. Leonardo was a well-known writer and academic before a sex scandal ended his marriage and career. He takes refuge in his remote vineyard home, but nowhere is safe with society at the tipping point of anarchy. His ex-wife entrusts him with his daughter, Lucia, and another child by her second marriage. But when their home is ransacked, they see no choice but to try to cross to France. Sleeping rough and scavenging as best they can, they face horror and violence unlike any they have encountered before. Leonardo will come to understand that if he is to bring the children to safety he must confront evil head on and, in doing so, shed every trace of his former self.