Italian Life

Tim Parks

£9.99

Paperback

Non-Fiction > Travel Writing

ISBN: 9781529112580

Description

‘Parks…offers detailed cultural observation, witty yet eagle-eyed, of what makes Italians so Italian’ The TimesHow does Italy really work?When Valeria travels from hot, dusty Basilicata to begin her studies in a northern university town, she has little idea of the kind of education she will find there.

Italian Life is her story, and that of the students and professors around her: a story of power and corruption, influence and exclusion, and the workings of a society where your connections are everything. Written with flair and insight, Italian Life joins Tim Parks’ bestselling books about his beloved and paradoxical adopted country.

It is a gripping, entertaining, behind-the-scenes account of how Italy actually happens, and the ways it can surprise those who know it inside out. ‘A satisfyingly truthful, entertaining and provocative comedy’ Daily Telegraph

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm