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Clash of Civilisations over an elevator in Piazza Vittorio

Clash of Civilisations over an elevator in Piazza Vittorio

Author(s): Amara Lakhous

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): 2000s

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A small, culturally mixed community living in an apartment building in the centre of Rome is thrown into disarray when one of the neighbours is murdered. As each of the victim’s neighbours is questioned, the reader is offered an all-access pass into the most colourful neighbourhood in contemporary Rome. Each character recounts his or her story – revealing the dramas of emigration, immigration, and the fears and misunderstandings of a life spent on society’s margins, abused by mainstream culture’s fears, preconceptions and insensitivities.

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Several voices in a kind of tales of the city. Some comedic moments it has to be said!

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