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ROME

A Cinecittà Love Story

ROME
Genre:

Fiction

Author:

Nicola Manuppelli

Publisher:

Miraggi Edizioni

Language:

Italian

Rights available:

All except sold

AUTHOR BIO:

Nicola Manuppelli writes, translates, edits, discovers and "imports" American and Irish authors. His articles can be read in the Chicago Quarterly, Numéro, D di Repubblica, Satisfiction, Il Primo Amore, IBS Café. Several of his stories are included in Italian and American anthologies. He has authored novels -BOWLING (2014, Barney Edizioni) and SNACK AT HADELMAN'S (2016, Aliberti)-, the biography of Alice Munro, THE CRACK (2014, Barbera) and the collection of poems WHAT A WAITRESS SAYS (2017, Mi...

Pages:

320

Publication:

2018

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DESCRIPTION:

The world of Cinecittà, Rome in the early seventies, cinema, Fellini, American actors, the beaches of Ostia and the Pigneto district, the tenderness and darkness of summer, and the sentimental education of a boy. Young Tommaso, an apprentice journalist, moves to Rome in the summer of 1970 and ends up writing features about Cinecittà gossips, telling its stories and its myth, teeming with famous and other mysterious characters, and their legends. 

He dates an English girl named Judy  –a wannabe actress– , finds himself on the set of Fellini's Rome and gets to know his own story through the stories of other people. .
Among these, a bunch of entertaining, funny, decadent stories: a mush-up of reality and invention, cameos and all the Italian sparkling of the roaring 70s. 

Between true stories and false stories, actors, seminarians, trapeze artists, musicians, gardeners, a modern “day of the locust” set in Rome.

REVIEWS:

Paola Migliorino https://www.lalettricegeniale.it/roma-nicola-manuppelli/ Domani è un posto enorme by Gianluigi Bodi for "Senzaudio" http://senzaudio.it/nicola-manuppelli-domani-e-un-posto-enorme/

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