Tim Parks is the author of more than twenty novels and works of nonfiction, including the best-selling Italian Neighbors and An Italian Education. His novels include Europa which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His essays have appeared in the The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. Parks is also a renowned translator from the Italian and lives in Verona.
"Tim Parks does an admirable job of keeping the ice-cold language flowing. " -- Publishers Weekly "Like all great books, it's really like nothing else. It's like itself." -- Gabe Habash - Publishers Weekly "This novella is filled with conflicted, often dark, emotion. The tension lies not so much in what happens, as in the sombre frostiness of the prose... A tale-captured so deftly in this translation by Tim Parks-of stark, poetic beauty." -- Joseph Schreiber - roughghosts "An elegantly structured and stubbornly moving study of innocence destroyed and love denied. Very accomplished indeed." -- Kirkus Reviews "She has the enviable first glance for people and things, she harbors a mixture of distracted levity and authoritative wisdom." -- Ingeborg Bachmann