Outsiders Paperback – 6 Mar 2014
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'A fine collection of short stories' Mark Sanderson, Sunday Telegraph. (Sunday Telegraph)
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In Roberto Saviano's The Other Side of Death, a town in southern Italy is haunted by the war in Afghanistan. In Ferengi, Carlo Lucarelli explores how the actions of a maid become pivotal to the fate of an exploitative colonial family in Eritrea. Valeria Parrella's The Prize reminds us that revenge is a dish best served cold, while Piero Colaprico's Stairway C is a breathless Milanese crime novel in miniature. Grassroots writers' collective Wu Ming show how a cheese-maker can become a hero in American Parmesan, and in Another Kind of Solitude, Simona Vinci suggests that it is only when we are on the outside, or alone, that we find true freedom.See all Product Description
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There is a clear Italian theme here, both in the obvious nationality of the authors but also in the subject matter, which gives an interesting insight into the cultural view of the Italian writers. There are one of two issues that, in my opinion, let the collection down slightly but overall, it's a strong collection with one or two really terrific pieces of writing.
The stand out piece in the collection for me is by the intriguing writers' collective known as Wu Ming, which looks at an Italian academic's involvement in the rights of an American cheese manufacture to use the term Parmesan and particularly the designation "Parmigiano Reggiano" which leads him to some interesting discoveries. It's a story that could easily be extended to full novel form even though it works nicely as a short story here. Here the academic is an outsider both from the legal wrangles and as an Italian in America. It's a story that you could imagine David Mitchell having written.
Piero Colaprico's "Stairway C" is also a strong crime story set in the poor area of Milan. The suspects are those on the edge of society but it seems to me that Colaprico's intent is more to explore the ideas of destiny.Read more ›